Jack White has announced the launch of Jack White Art & Design, a comprehensive new multimedia website cataloging his creative work spanning more than two decades. Jack White Art & Design presents a comprehensive look at White’s award-winning artistic career through hundreds of photographs and videos, many of which have never been viewed by the public, showcasing key works within such wide-ranging practices as Industrial Design, Interior Design, Furniture & Upholstery, Graphic Design, Instruments & Hardware, Sculpture, Vinyl Concepts, Film Directing, and Photography.
Jack White Art & Design surveys White’s evolving body of work to date through detailed pages breaking down his efforts through individual practice. Industrial Design showcases White’s concept and design for the innovative Third Man Pressing plant and other Third Man facilities, including the first-ever published interior photos of White’s famed Third Man Recording Studio, home to almost all of his recordings since its 2008 inception. Other examples in this field include Clark Park Baseball Field in Southwest Detroit and the customized Third Man Rolling Record Store.
White’s work within Interior Design includes Third Man Records shops and headquarters in Detroit and Nashville, plus his own Three Pin Alley, a professional bowling alley with bar and lounge that took over a year and a half to complete.
Largely confined to private work over the past 20 years, Furniture & Upholstery offers first-ever public views of projects including an office chair restored in 2014 for Woodland Studios owners Gillian Welch and David Rawlings; an original Sam Phillips Recording studio couch, refurbished by White at the personal request of the Phillips family; the one-of-a-kind Warrior Chair, White’s first design contribution to the showroom of the Dallas company Warstic (which he co-owns with founder Ben Jenkins and Golden Glove second baseman Ian Kinsler); the Aluminum Chair Set, a series of four chairs hand-stained and refinished by White during the pandemic lockdown of 2020; and the Triple 78 Chair, a very personal, and ultimately deeply cathartic project for White in which he pays tribute to the structure of Third Man Records itself.
The Graphic Design section gathers a remarkable retrospective of work that includes handmade show posters and flyers from 1997-2001, cover art spanning The White Stripes’ 1998 7” debut single, “Let’s Shake Hands,” through iconic albums and singles from The White Stripes and his own solo work, Third Man logos, and the GRAMMY® Award-winning collections The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records: Volume One, 1917-1927 and The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records: Volume Two, 1928-1932 (both designed in collaboration with Dean Blackwood and Susan Archie).