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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Luke Pearson and Nobrow

Curator: Jamin Hegeman
date: February 27, 2013
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration
Tags: comics, illustration, Luke Pearson, storytelling
I’m not sure how I stumbled upon Nobrow, a small publishing company focused on graphic art, illustration and comics, but Luke Pearson’s comic style and storytelling quickly caught my attention. And before I knew it, I had ordered Hildafolk, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Hilda and the Bird Parade and Everything We Miss.
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99% Invisible: Roman Mars

Curator: Tim Belonax
date: January 8, 2013
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: architecture, Design, radio, storytelling
“Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.” —R. Buckminster Fuller

There’s something magical about a good story—something visceral. We’ve told stories to each other for hundreds of years. It’s a part of being human. But telling a good story, one that you really connect with and remember is an art form. With a wealth of new technology at our fingertips to scatter our attention in myriad directions, it’s reassuring to hear that the medium of radio is still thriving. Right now, there is no better person perfecting the craft of audio storytelling than KALW’s Roman Mars.  

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Durga: Gautam Rangan

Curator: Matt Checkowski
date: September 28, 2012
Categories: Environmental Design, Experience Design, Illustration
Tags: installation, interface, storytelling

Durga from gautam rangan on Vimeo.

The interactive installation by Gautam Rangan retells the story of Durga Mahisasura Mardini, a Hindu goddess. The rotating canvas is an interface that reveals the two different versions of the story. When rotated counterclockwise, the wheel tells the story of Durga and Mahisha fighting one another. When rotated clockwise, the story transforms—and Durga and Mahisha fall in love.
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The Aeon Project: Michael Harboun and Dassault Systems

Curator: Tali Krakowsky
date: September 23, 2011
Categories: Entertainment Design, Environmental Design, Experience Design, Information Design, Motion Graphics
Tags: augmented reality, driving, inforrmation, interactivity, navigation, storytelling, wayfinding

The Aeon Project, by Michael Harboun in partnership with Dassault Systems, conceives a new future for driving using GPS and Augmented Reality technologies.

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