Studio Job - Love Peace Joy

Studio Job was founded in 1998 by Job Smeets in the renaissance spirit, combining traditional and modern techniques to produce once-in-a-lifetime objects. At once highly specific and yet entirely universal, personally expressive and yet experimental, Studio Job has crafted a body of work that draws upon classical, popular and contemporary design and highly visual and sculptural art.

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2020
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1998
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Studio Job X Barneys

Love | Peace | Joy

Studio Job partnered with Barneys New York for the annual Holiday Season Collaboration including an art piece installation for Barneys’ holiday windows, new product collection, branding. Both a selection of Studio Job’s works and their custom made graphics were used across all of the retailer’s locations.

  • Year
  • 2016
  • Client
  • Barneys

Love Boat Madison

I love the camp style of The Love Boat and wanted to reimagine the series in the form of a theatrical splendor with moving parts, animations, neon light effects, and even music. The result is a truly absurd, Dada-esque cruise ship that is literally packed with too many ideas to explain. - Job Smeets

Studio Job X Barneys

artistic connection

In 2016 Studio Job partnered with Barneys New York for the annual Holiday Season Collaboration including an installation for Barneys’ holiday windows, an exclusive new product collection, limited edition works from Studio Job Gallery and the holiday graphics to be used across all of the retailer’s US locations.

 

”From the moment I met Dennis Freedman (Barneys New York Creative Director), we had an amazing energy, we had the same feeling with the Barneys team, there was an immediate artistic connection. Their rule-breaking, creative vision allowed us to be as bold and quirky as we wanted to be with the project, which made the whole process an absolute pleasure. Since we created this window with the upcoming election in mind, the theme of Love, Peace, Joy feels especially relevant because it evokes a sense of socio-cultural utopia, a harmonious world devoid of conflict.” says Smeets

 

“Working together with Barneys in the context of the holiday window project was particularly interesting, as it challenged us to take on a unique approach to the often-overdone symbolism associated with the holidays,” 

 

Though unconventional, they looked to the iconic 1970s television show The Love Boat for inspiration for their display. Detailed with pinching kinetic claws, a turning wind-up key, and moving gears, the eye-catching window showcases a seven-foot boat that also includes silhouettes of people kissing projected.

 

“We love the camp style of The Love Boat and wanted to reimagine the series in the form of a theatrical splendor with moving parts, animations, neon light effects, and even music. The result is a truly absurd, Dada-esque cruise ship that is literally packed with too many ideas to explain.”

 

Interspersed among the moving parts are psychedelic images of concentric hearts, rainbows, smiling lips, flowers, and more, all in a variety of bold colors. These elements are also reimagined in Studio Job’s holiday iconography, a vibrant graphic print that is featured in many ways this season, including double-sided hangtags for shopping bags, wallpapers for in-store visual displays, and elevator décor. The images can also be found on products such as cookies, placemats, and iron-on patches, offering clients a way of extending the love, peace, and joy they experience in-store to their homes and beyond.

 

– Job Smeets, 2016

Take-Away

Studio Job’s holiday iconography, a vibrant graphic print that is featured in many ways, including shopping bags, wallpapers for in-store visual displays, and décor. A way of extending the love, peace, and joy experience in-store, to homes and beyond

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