Tuesday, March 29, 2011

the final countdown

three more days until the open city opens! yeah...

super sweet poster above by jordan bernier.

Friday, March 25, 2011

finding inspiration in 1972

i ordered this textbook (inquiring about cities) to help me with distilling large concepts about cities into a digestible language for kids. some of it is super strange, but there are definitely some gems hidden inside...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

coming soon to an electric box near you...

i'm glad baltimore open city believes in the "it's easier to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission" principle.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

masd in good magazine

can schools teach designers how to solve the world's problems? maybe now they'll finally give me that summer design internship? ha...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

makes me smile

seeing bits and pieces of the exhibition coming into fruition... our cardboard cutouts of open city advocates (come take pictures with them at the show!) and dan's crazy arsenal of exclusion mural (illustrated by the insanely talented lesser gonzales.)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

my old roommate is awesome

when he isn't designing sick stuff for under armor that gets featured on espn, james is thinking of the kids. this design (for the say something poster contest) is a favorite.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

one-way streets and tourist bubbles

my senior thesis is essentially taking all of the urban theory wisdom i've acquired from classes with dan d'oca and translating it into something that is digestible for kids. the main thing i'm working on is a textbook about baltimore, but in developing somewhat of a "curriculum" the process has taken me in some fun tangents, like these dry erase activity boards. special thanks to my fourth grade sounding board, briasia, who inspired me to make a potentially boring worksheet something that is fun to write on and use!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

back in the day

my friend jenna kit the jackpot the other day and found this awesome collection of old baltimore posters in the ub archives. oh so good.