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Studio Loutsis is pleased to share their self-designed and produced project, The Canvas, launches with their inaugural Issue 1.0., titled, Community. The Canvas is a semiannual print and digital collection of editorials—a convergence of industries through a unified, singular concept per issue, ultimately driven to form a community.
The ongoing project lives within a new not-for-profit arm of Studio Loutsis that is independent from client work. “The intention [for The Canvas] is to create a vehicle to share our curiosities, explorations, and inspirations. Put simply, The Canvas is our team untethered”, said Taylor Loutsis, Creative Director of Studio Loutsis.
In the coming weeks The Canvas will appoint a Board of Directors to oversee the operations, finances and strategy of the 501(c)(3). Eventually, The Canvas imagines the paper experience expanding to more experiential mediums with panel discussions, temporary exhibitions and even the artists per issue collaborating on an object sold in limited editions on the e-commerce website.
The next paper, Issue 2.0 Green, S/S 2021, will explore and examine the abstract, literal and conceptual interpretations of the word Green: fungal furniture, passive housing architecture, art created in front of a green screen, ink dyes, sustainable supply chains, CBD, battery advancements, VCs investing in renewable energy and technology, vertical farms, amongst others.
F/W 20/21 Issue 1.0 is available online at www.the-canvas.org.
To follow along, visit the instagram account @the_canvas_editorial.
Studio Loutsis is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn, New York serving local, regional, and international clients—from retail, commercial, and real estate enterprises, to culturally-oriented organizations. We are composed of art directors, architects, graphic designers and strategists, positioned to provide considered creative solutions uniquely tailored to the vision of each individual client.
Taylor Loutsis is the Founder and Creative Director of Studio Loutsis, where he leads a wide range of projects from packaging to large-scale brand identity and experience systems. Prior to founding Studio Loutsis, he was part of design teams at 2x4 and Pentagram, where he specialized in transcending the boundaries of visual graphics and architecture. Taylor also draws from a wealth of experience from studios based in Singapore, Germany and San Francisco. Past projects and clients have included Brown University, Apple, Crypto And Digital Art Fair, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, REX Architects, Sony Entertainment, MIT, Samsung, The Smithsonian Institute and Planned Parenthood.
Taylor served three years as co-chair (2016-2019) of the NYC Chapter of SEGD.