Latest from the Emerging Practices category

Lauren Hom: Flour Crowns

Back in March 2017, Lauren Hom started a project known as Flour Crowns. On her website, she says that this project stemmed from her love for food and puns. The project can be best described as photographs of women wearing flour crowns, and yes you read that correctly, flour not flower. Hom says that as…

Lauren Hom: Googleplex Mural

One of Lauren Hom’s most recent commissions was to create a mural for Google. She designed and executed a 12 foot by 16 foot hand painted mural in Google’s VR offices located in San Francisco, California with the help from her two painting assistants, Chie Tamada and Jenna Carando. The mural features the phrase, “We’re…

Big Nude, 1985

Harumi Yamaguchi’s commercial work largely featured powerful yet seductive women posing in fashionable outfits with vibrant color schemes, often in dynamic and active poses. Yamaguchi created work in her personal time as well, the most notable products of that time being her nudes. She painted several nudes, all titled Big Nude, in which the subject…

Hello Kitty with Puzzles and Dragons (2014) – Yuko Yamaguchi

Noah Weaver Who’s who’s in Graphic Design Part 2 (projects) Yamaguchi Piece 2 4/3/2020 (Hello Kitty, Gungho Collab, 2014)     In 2014 Hello Kitty and Friends (Sanrio) and Puzzles and Dragons (Gungho) had a multiplatform collaboration (Gungho Admin). Puzzles and Dragons is a mobile based puzzle solving game where players clear candy-crush-esque boards to…

Eddie Opara

All the guest speakers we have had this semester were so different in terms of the kind of work that they do and I was introduced to so many different perspectives, ideologies, methods, processes. I was wide-eyed what this new lecture would be about. I had gone through the description but there wasn’t much I…

Stuart Candy

Stuart Candy’s lecture was impressive. He was introduced as an experiential futurist. I was fascinated by the term “futurist”. He started off the lecture by putting forth the question “How might we design a better world?”. And then rephrased that into “How might we world a better design?”. The first part of the lecture was…

Otto Eckmann

  Otto Eckmann Fox Tile 1899   Before this image, I had a bit of difficulty looking for the similarities between Art Nouveau and Japanese tapestries, but, however, with this tile created for houses, I can see the inspiration far more clearly. This piece makes me think that the art nouveau period was a total…

Contempora and Everfast

This Contempora piece created by Cipe Pineles circa 1931 was a 3D medium of cardboard and textiles. I retrieved it from Martha Scotfords book Cipe Pineles, A life in Design. Most of Pineles work that she created at Contempora is very hard to find, but they are perhaps some of the most important step stones…