Akademiks (an intentional misspelling of "academics") is an American brand of urban clothing popular with devotees of hip hop music. The label was founded in partnership by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell.
In 2004, the label achieved a degree of notoriety when its advertisements on New York MTA buses, which included the tagline "Read Books, Get Brain", were banned. Although MTA officials had not originally realised that there was any double meaning in this phrase, it was later pointed out that "get brain" was in fact a slang term for "receive oral sex" along the lines of "get head".
Akademiks has gained popularity in the fashion industry due to the number of celebrities who wear the brand's PRPS jeans.
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Akademiks has gained popularity in the fashion industry due to the number of celebrities who wear the brand's PRPS jeans. She considers each architectural feature, chapter by chapter, to reveal how various art deco styles influenced British domestic architecture in 1920s and 1930s. Although MTA officials had not originally realised that there was any double meaning in this phrase, it was later pointed out that "get brain" was in fact a slang term for "receive oral sex" along the lines of "get head". Jean Gardner's book Houses of the Art Deco Years ISBN 1898030715 looks at the influence of art deco upon suburban housing styles in England. In 2004, the label achieved a degree of notoriety when its advertisements on New York MTA buses, which included the tagline "Read Books, Get Brain", were banned. This is still the image of Art Deco held in the minds of most Americans. The label was founded in partnership by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell. A resurgence of interest in Art Deco came with graphic design in the 1980s, where its association with film noir and 1930s glamour led to its use in ads for jewelry and fashion.
Akademiks (an intentional misspelling of "academics") is an American brand of urban clothing popular with devotees of hip hop music. In colonial countries such as India, it became a gateway for Modernism and continued to be used well into the 1960s. Eventually the style was cut short by the austerities of World War II. Art Deco slowly lost patronage in the West after reaching mass production, where it began to be derided as gaudy and presenting a false image of luxury. Some historians see Art Deco as a type of or early form of Modernism.
In architecture, this style was characterised by rounded corners, used predominantly for buildings at road junctions. Once the Chrysler Air-Flo design of 1933 was successful, "streamlined" forms began to be used even for objects such as pencil sharpeners and refrigerators. A parallel movement following close behind, the Streamline or Streamline Moderne, was influenced by manufacturing and streamlining techniques arising from science and mass production- shape of bullet, liners, etc., where aerodynamics are involved. Art Deco was a popular style for interiors of cinema theatres and ocean liners such as the Ile de France and Normandie.
Art Deco was an opulent style and this opulence is attributed as a reaction to the forced austerity during the years of World War I. Some of these motifs were ubiquitous- for example the sunburst motif was used in such varied contexts as a lady's shoe, a radiator grille, the auditorium of the Radio City Music Hall and the spire of the Chrysler Building. The bold use of zigzag and stepped forms, and sweeping curves (unlike the sinuous curves of the Art nouveau), chevron patterns, and the sunburst motif. Corresponding to these influences, the Art Deco is characterised by use of materials such as aluminium, stainless steel, lacquer, inlaid wood, sharkskin, and zebraskin.
It is considered to be eclectic, being influenced by a variety of sources, to name a few:. Its practitioners were not working as a coherent community. The term Art Deco was coined during the Exposition of 1925 but did not receive wider usage until it was re-evaluated in the 1960s. Paris remained the center of the high end of Art Deco design, epitomized in furniture by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, the best-known of Art Deco furniture designers and perhaps the last of the traditional Parisian ébénistes, and Jean-Jacques Rateau, the firm of Süe et Mare, the screens of Eileen Gray, wrought iron of Edgar Brandt, metalwork and lacquer of Swiss-Jewish Jean Dunand, the glass of René Lalique and Maurice Marinot, clocks and jewelry by Cartier.
until about 1928, when it quickly modulated into the Streamline Moderne during the 1930s, the decade with which Americanized Art Deco is most strongly associated today. Art Deco did not originate with the Exposition; it was a major style in Europe from the early 1920s, though it did not catch on in the U.S. Art Deco derived its name from the World's fair held in Paris in 1925, formally titled the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which showcased French luxury goods and reassured the world that Paris remained the international center of style after World War I. .
Art Deco (French: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes) was an early twentieth century movement in the decorative arts, that also grew in influence to affect architecture, fashion and the visual arts. Far Eastern University Campus in the City of Manila, Philippines. Former Pennsylvania Railroad 30th Street Station and Suburban Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.
720 and 730 Fort Washington Avenue, in the Hudson Heights area of Manhattan in New York City, New York. Carbon and Carbide Building. Chicago Board of Trade Building. Chicago, Illinois
Waterman Phileas fountain pen. The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio. The city hall of Asheville, North Carolina, built 1926 - 28 . Designed by Bruce Goff.
Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Colleen Moore Dollhouse at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Eltham Palace extension, south-east London. The East and West Stands at Arsenal Stadium in London.
Marine Building in Vancouver. Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Université de Montréal central building. Radio City Music Hall.
Anzac War Memorial, Sydney built 1929-34 designed C Bruce Dellit (1900-1942), Sculptor: Rayner Hoff. The India of Inchinnan office block, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The former Byrant and May match factory in Speke, Liverpool. The Hoover Building, Perivale, London.
The city was rebuilt in the Art Deco style. Napier, New Zealand - In 1931 the city of Napier was levelled by the Napier earthquake and ensuing fires. The Montreal Eaton 9th floor restaurant is a copy of the huge SS Ile de France first class dining room. The ocean liners Ile de France, Normandie and RMS Queen Mary.
Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea. Buffalo City Hall in Buffalo, New York. Peace Hotel in Shanghai. The Mapes Hotel in Reno, Nevada.
Guardian Building in Detroit. Fisher Building in Detroit. Golden Gate Bridge. Dallas Fair Park Hall of State.
Chrysler Building. Empire State Building. The Bullock's Wilshire Building in Los Angeles, California (now home to Southwestern University School of Law). The Argyle Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
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Ralph Walker. Joseph Sunlight. Clifford Strange. Giles Gilbert Scott.
Rowland. Wirt C. William van Alen. George Val Myer.
James McKissack. Edwin Lutyens. Henry Vaughan Lanchester. Ely Jacques Kahn.
Raymond Hood. Charles Holden. Oliver Hill. Banister Flight Fletcher.
Ernest Cormier. George Coles. Pablo Antonio. Carl Paul Jennewein.
Walter Dorwin Teague. Sue et Mar. Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. Paul Manship.
Tamara de Lempicka. Jules Leleu. René Lalique. Georg Jensen.
Eileen Gray. Alexandra Exter. Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) (1892-1990). Jean Dupas.
Jean Dunand. Adolphe Mouron Cassandre. "Machine age" technology such as the radio and skyscraper. Lithe athletic "modern" female forms; flappers' bobbed haircuts.
Animal motifs and forms; tropical foliage; ziggurats; crystals; "sunbursts"; stylized fountain motifs. Everything associated with Jazz, Jazz Age or "jazzy". Severe forms of Neoclassicism: Boullée, Schinkel. Fauve color palette.
Fractionated, crystalline, facetted form of decorative Cubism and Futurism. Léon Bakst's sets and costumes for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Ancient Greek sculpture and pottery design of the less naturalistic "archaic period". "Primitive" arts of Africa, Egypt, or Aztec Mexico.
Early work from the Wiener Werkstätte; functional industrial design.