Biscayne Green Development

In my hometown of Miami, FL, there was a public intervention art that took place in which a part of town was replaced with greenery and activities. This art project was set up for one week and attracted a lot of tourist and local residents. The project was seen as a huge success due to…

SF MOMA Data Visualization

Last June, the SFMOMA had a launched a service called Send Me SFMOMA. A person could send a text message asking for a picture of any type of artwork that was available in the SFMOMA. For example a person could say “Send Me impressionist art” and they would receive back a message with that art….

Logos by Cansu Merdamert

Trying to create an image to represent something new is always a difficult process to do. There are a lot of factors that you have to take into account such as how other people perceive the brand already, what you want to show to others, and communicating that in an effective way. It’s interesting to…

Black Lives Matter @ Airbnb

In light of the discussions of data visualization in class today. I wanted to talk about an example of using data visualization as a means of sending a powerful message. Airbnb’s black employee group worked with people in the Design and Arts department to photograph 300 employees and use those photographs to create a space…

Disney Art Concept’s

Disney has created many of our favorite films that we have grown up to love as children. These films include the Lion King, Snow White, Frozen and many more. The Disney that we see today is dramatically different than when it first started. Given that we are working on creating our storyboards for class this…

Redline: A Fantastic Feat of Animation

Redline is a Japanese animated movie that was released in August 2009.  Redline is about a guy named who JP takes on great risks for the chance of winning an underground race. Redline was produced by the animation studio MadHouse and directed by Takeshi Koike. There was a great deal of work that went into…

At the ICA: Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It

I had the chance to attend the ICA during their performance night last Thursday. While I was impressed by the electronic band music performances that occurred, I was mesmerized and fascinated by the works that were in Cauleen’s Smith exhibition. In Cauleen’s exhibition we are taken into four different worlds: : Alice Coltrane and her ashram,…

Portraits of women in abstract environments.

The portraits of woman by Sofia Bonati were fascinating to me. What initially catches my attention in the portraits is the expressive features of the women that she paints. I was mesmerized by their nuanced facial expression which I was not able to understand right away. Even after looking at the portrait of the women…

Uber Redesign 2019

Uber recently redesigned their whole brand last week. Given that we are currently working on communicating messages through icons, it was interesting to learn about the thought process that went on when they were redesigning the website. In the redesign of Uber they focused on making sure that their brand was recognizable throughout the world….

What it means to be in Love

I was looking through blog posts on the website booooooom and I saw a dark blue painting of a woman and man in close intimacy that caught my attention. While the people themselves were well drawn, it was the color used that really caught my attention. I was mesmerized by the combination of the intimacy…