Thursday, September 29, 2011

Done. Better.

Last year, my sustainability group, for a class called transformation design which deals social advocacy projects, created a giant plastic bag which we were able to fly over the West Side park in Manhattan. We were affected and appalled by the scary facts we came across in our research and decided to incorporate that info onto our piece. So, "Million A Minute" (the amount of bags being used world wide) became our counter message.

The Bag flew for about 15 mins until it tared apart allowing us to explore some others ways of interacting with it.. The secret life of bags on facebook was a way for us to promote our message and get people to engage on the project.

Our plans for the future were to make it "CNN-BIG", as Mr. Bruce Mau cleverly put it during his visit at Pratt, kindly taking the time to review our project. The idea was to send it around the world, get people to add onto it and create a huge piece that could float above us as a reminder of the immensity of waste that we are all responsible for.

BUT, we found THIS!!!

Museo Aero Solar


So god damm amazing...


Dave Eggers is a Superhero

This Superhero store in Brooklyn is actually the secret identity for an after school writing program. Writer Dave Eggers is the mastermind behind this nobel creative effort.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sophie Blackall released a book called Missed Connections that compiles illustrated representations of craiglist's missed connections posts.

This one feels like a dream!

Friday, September 9, 2011

my heart's set on grid

In my Graduate Seminar class, we've been reading about the history behind design movements and the snowball of influences on designers such as Muller-Brockman, Rodchenko and Lissitzky. Known for their timeless/rigorous/precise/objective/utilitarian design methodology and typographic style.

Love Muller-Brockman's posters and as for my time in the MFA, I'm all for honing my formal skills  more.. So, as little commitment to myself and in honor of my appreciation for his work, I'll be trying to learn more about what he calls "democratic behavior" in design and exercise the use of a strict grid in my work.