Must do Global: January

Each month in addition to our 'Must do in Melbourne' post, we'll feature a few 'must do' events from around the globe.


Zeitgeist Becomes Form
German Fashion Photography 1945-1995

October 6, 2007 to February 3, 2008

Images: Gaby van Cleef, Evening Dress by Gehringer & Glupp, Berlin 1951 & Winter Fashion for Bessie Becker, Zugspitze 1952 by Hubs (Hubertus) Flöter
Images: Op-Art Design on a Bathing Suit, Athens 1966 & Bathing Caps with a White Rim for 'Brigitte' 8/1966, Cairo 1966 by F.C. Gundlach

This exhibition features over 100 images celebrating 50 years of iconic world fashion, from Christian Dior in the 1940s to Issey Miyake in the 1990s. Zeitgeist Becomes Form includes unforgettable images by some of Germany’s most renowned photographers including Helmut Newton, Sybille Bergmann, Rico Puhlmann and Thomas Rusch.

These images truly capture the spirit of the times, and provide a fascinating insight into both the evolution of fashion, and simultaneous changes in society, codes of morality, the role of women and the hopes and ideals of people at the time.

For more information, take a look here.


Maisen et Objet
Design Professional's Trade Show

January 24-28, 2008


For more information, take a look here.

Los Angleles, USA

Black Panther
The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

MOCA Pacific Design Center
October 21, 2007 to February 24, 2008

Images: Poster from The Black Panther, 27th May 1972, offset lithograph & poster from The Black Panther, 21st August 1971, offset lithograph by Emory Douglas

This exhibition traces the graphic art made by Emory Douglas while he worked as minister of culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until its discontinuation in the early 1980s. Douglas's powerful visuals helped define the trademark visual style of the group's newspapers, posters, and pamphlets. Douglas's substantial body of work exists as a powerful graphic record of the Black Panthers' legacy, reflecting their development and evolving mission to improve the lives of African Americans by calling for resistance and change, as well providing social services to their communities. With a firm understanding of the need to disseminate information and communicate the party's agenda visually, Douglas's bold illustrations and striking images spoke forcefully to a community ravaged by poverty, police brutality, and poor living conditions. With unmistakable humanism, Douglas portrayed a populace that was emerging from segregation and proudly fighting to assert their rights to equality. 

For more information, take a look here.

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