Gifpop!: Sha Hwang and Rachel Binx

Curator: Eric Rodenbeck
date: November 5, 2013
Categories: Information Design, Motion Graphics, Package Design
Tags: animation, Kickstarter
Gifpop! is a project that lets you make physical objects out of digital media. Specifically, Gifpop! takes animated .gifs—the ubiquitous artifacts of the moving web—and turns them into beautiful lenticular prints that move in space. It’s one of those ideas that’s so simple and beautiful that you smack your forehead and think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Which is just perfect.
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Headmaster and Hello Mr.

Curator: Josh Silverman
date: April 23, 2013
Categories: Book Design, Editorial Design
Tags: gay, Kickstarter, start-up

Images and messages used by mainstream media to depict the lives of gay men leave a lot to be desired. If it’s not flawless abs or superficial shopping, it’s temporarily seductive or explicitly sexual. Instead, give me pride every week of the year—not just when gay-friendly sponsors pump up their volume. Give me normalcy and ubiquity. Give me a broad base of content—one that’s truly diverse, inclusive, inspiring and devoid of popular cliché.

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The Shape of Design: Frank Chimero

Curator: Darren Booth
date: April 18, 2012
Categories: Book Design
Tags: Book, Frank Chimero, Kickstarter, Shape of Design
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re probably familiar with the project that Frank Chimero successfully launched on Kickstarter last year for a book that he wanted to create simply called The Shape of Design. The topic isn’t new for Frank as he’s spent many years writing and speaking about it, whether it be at the front of a classroom or at one of the many design conferences. The Shape of Design’s much-anticipated release is coming the second week of May and can be purchased here.
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Crania Anatomica: Joshua Harker

Curator: Chuck Anderson
date: January 9, 2012
Categories: Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: 3d printing, Kickstarter, sculpture, skull

Sometimes you come across something online and you think “I have to have that.” Unfortunately sometimes that happens on Kickstarter, where said thing simply may not be a reality. Fortunately, Joshua Harker’s Crania Anatomica project was so incredible, it was destined to be successfully funded and realized. The third most funded Arts project ever on Kickstarter, Harker’s delicately detailed 3D printed skull sculpture now sits happily on a shelf in my home and feels in person every bit as jaw-dropping as it looks in pictures.

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110 Stories app: Brian August

Curator: Christopher Sergio
date: October 12, 2011
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: 9/11, App, augmented reality, iPhone, Kickstarter, September 11th
As a native New Yorker and Manhattanite I experienced the attacks of September 11, 2001, firsthand. In the months and years afterward, I often found myself standing on one street corner or another, looking south and wondering: “Could you see them from here...?”
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