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Eye-popping, day-glo fashion. Stephen Sprouse was a fashion designer and artist credited with pioneering the 1980s mix of “uptown sophistication in clothing with a downtown punk and pop sensibility”. He was an assistant to Halston, spent time at Andy Warhol’s Factory, designed stage outfits for Debbie Harry and created his own lines. For Fall 2006, Marc Jacobs utilized Sprouse’s 1987 graffiti leopard images for handbags, shoes, and scarves for Louis Vuitton, which sold-out instantly. A book on the career of Stephen Sprouse,

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We recently came across a book titled The Hannover Principles, about design for sustainability. The Principles are a set of 9 concepts that were developed for the city of Hannover, Germany for the 2000 World’s Fair. This has generated a sense of excitement and hope at our studio. We aim to instill these principles in our work and we’re having all our designers, associates, and friends read the book. The Hannover Principles are as follows:

1. Insist on rights of humanity and nature to co-exist in a healthy, supportive, diverse and sustainable condition.

2. Recognize interdependence. The elements of human design interact with and depend upon the natural world, with broad and diverse implications at every scale. Expand design considerations to recognizing even distant effects.

3. Respect relationships between spirit and matter. Consider all aspects of human settlement including community, dwelling, industry and trade in terms of existing and evolving connections between spiritual and material consciousness.

4. Accept responsibility for the consequences of design decisions upon human well-being, the viability of natural systems and their right to co-exist.

5. Create safe objects of long-term value. Do not burden future generations with requirements for maintenance or vigilant administration of potential danger due to the careless creation of products, processes or standards.

6. Eliminate the concept of waste. Evaluate and optimize the full life-cycle of products and processes, to approach the state of natural systems, in which there is no waste.

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Welcome to our blog! Crowbar Studios is a multi-disciplinary design agency focused on long-term strategies for visionary brands. Here we will display new work, updates on our business, and inspiring cultural finds, enjoy.

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