Virgin Airline's 6-Hour Ad is Both Utterly Captivating and Utterly Boring

Curator: Isabella Bruno
date: October 30, 2014
Categories: Advertising
Tags: boredom, storytelling

In the lead-up to Halloween, I’ve selected five projects to scare, provoke and stimulate the designer’s brain. These aren’t all ghosts and goblins, but each has something special to offer.


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Dr. Frankenstein's Busy Making the Perfect Human. NBD.

Curator: Isabella Bruno
date: October 29, 2014
Categories: Entertainment Design, Environmental Design
Tags: exhibition, history

In the lead-up to Halloween, I’ve selected five projects to scare, provoke and stimulate the designer’s brain. These aren’t all ghosts and goblins, but each has something special to offer.

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Playing with Fire? Don’t Be Surprised if You Get Burned

Curator: Isabella Bruno
date: October 29, 2014
Categories: Environmental Design
Tags: exhibition, politics

In the lead-up to Halloween, I’ve selected five projects to scare, provoke and stimulate the designer’s brain. These aren’t all ghosts and goblins, but each has something special to offer.

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Eddie Murphy asks, “Why Don’t White People Just Leave When There’s a Ghost in the House?”

Curator: Isabella Bruno
date: October 27, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: digital exhibition, Documentary

In the lead-up to Halloween, I’ve selected five projects to scare, provoke and stimulate the designer’s brain. These aren’t all ghosts and goblins, but each has something special to offer.

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Trading Cards of the Ancient Sages

Curator: David Grey
date: October 24, 2014
Categories: Art, Corporate Communications Design
Tags: Color, graphic design, pattern
I was recently turned on to the work of Mariana Abosolo. I stumbled upon a blog post with a few of her images and a link to a Flickr page

I don’t know anything about her ,but she’s making some incredible work. Her pieces look like antique trading cards, or outsider art cigarette packaging, or flags from a lost continent or tantric drawings made with office supplies. They feel otherworldly and lost in time. Each object looks found rather than made. 

I love how the scale of each piece is difficult to recognize. Sitting with Mariana’s work transports me to another era…and I’m not sure where or when that is. Subtle and raw. I wish I had made it.

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