To coincide with the launch of the scarves that Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has created for Hermès, he has used one of his designs, the 053 Polaroid, to create a limited edition cover for Wallpaper* Magazine’s July issue, out tomorrow. The Sugimoto cover is exclusively available to Wallpaper* subscribers.
As i said in my previous post his artwork has been created by splitting light with a giant prism in the tradition of Isaac Newton and is part of the latest Editeur series of art-inspired carré scarves by Hermès. Of this work, Sugimoto says: “Polaroid film has its own character, a kind of charm, and I usually work in black and white only, so it was kind of fresh to work in colour, I instantly found it interesting, so I became serious and brought up all the film I could get hold of.”
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