Style As Trademark

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Inspired by Michael Bierut’s essay, Style: An Inventory, we look to two Georgian natives, Norris Ford and Quentin Thrash (NorrisxThrash). History echos in the forefront of Downtown Los Angeles’ iconic Cole’s Pacific Electric Buffet. Their vibrancy in dress are juxtaposed against the once iconic trademark of Los Angeles. These stylists exhibit a masterful control over color, texture, and print. They are tastemakers, ready to take what is rightfully theirs. Their movements are effortless only to be augmented by their meticulous nuances from grooming to posture. For Norris and Thrash, style and tastes are what define them; their trademark. This is Style as Trademark.

 

“You can identify an Emily Dickenson poem by the punctuation alone. There is an entire profession called “forensic linguistics;” its specialists can authenticate a Shakespeare sonnet or derive a criminal profile from a ransom note. What evidence are you leaving behind?”

-Michael Bierut

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