Futura and Marc Jacobs host a Free Arts NYC – WWD workshop

Last weekend, Marc Jacobs joined pioneering graffiti artist Futura at the artist’s creative agency ICNCLST.

The duo held a workshop for teenage students and alumni of Free Arts NYC, focusing on the importance of a developing signature design or logo. (Futura’s creative hallmark is an atom; Jacobs is known for his minimalist typeface.) After sharing their personal creative processes and careers in a talk and Q&A, the duo led a hands-on workshop to help students begin to develop their own emblems.

Jacobs and Futura will reunite at Free Arts NYC’s annual gala and art auction on June 8, where the designer will feature Futura as this year’s winner. Former artists honored by the organization include Kaws, Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez, Lawrence Weiner and Taryn Simon.

The annual fundraiser supports the nonprofit’s mission to provide education and mentorship to underserved youth.

Free Arts NYC studio tour with Futura.
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Free Arts NYC studio tour with Futura.

Free Arts NYC studio tour with Futura.
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