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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US: A Paperback Magazine, 1969–1970

Curator: Project Projects
date: October 24, 2012
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration, Typography
Tags: 1960s, 1970s, book-a-zine, comics, illustration, Magazine, music, paperback, poetry, politics, Print

US 1, A Paperback Magazine from Project Projects on Vimeo.

Combining an underground press outlook and aesthetic with mass market distribution, US: A Paperback Magazine, was edited by Richard Goldstein and published by Bantam Books. US provided “all the news that’s fit to eat” over a three-issue run from June 1969 through May 1970. 
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Election Protection: Mullen for JetBlue

Curator: Scott Stowell
date: October 17, 2012
Categories: Advertising
Tags: advertising, Design for People, Election Protection, escape, expat, JetBlue, Obama, politics, Romney, value, Vote
We all know people who talk about leaving the country if their candidate doesn’t win the election. How could they live here if the other side wins? Thanks to a fun new campaign from JetBlue, they can actually do it. All they have to do is vote in the Election Protection poll and pick a destination. If the candidate they voted for loses, they get a chance to win a flight to that destination.
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Capitalism Works for Me Interactive Sign: Steve Lambert

Curator: Kelli Anderson
date: April 9, 2012
Categories: Experience Design, Typography
Tags: capitalism, politics, Steve Lambert
Steve Lambert has a sneaky way of getting people to talk about stuff that matters. Even those topics people absolutely positively don’t want to broach. In fact, some topics are so fundamentally polarizing that the only common ground may be the small island of apathy toward “talking” itself. But, common faux pas notwithstanding, can’t we all agree that some stuff is just simply too important to “agree to disagree” about?
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