In the Media

The colors of the midterm elections? Purple, green, and gold

The Center for American Politics and Design reads the tea leaves of midterm campaign design–and finds some surprises.  The Center for American Politics and Design, a new group of designers and creative directors including Susan Merriam (RISD 2014) of Graj + Gustavsen, Kevin Wiesner (BRDD 2015) and Lukas Bentel (BRDD 2015) of Hello Velocity, and Will Denton and Seth Kranzler of Channel Studio, explore the visual culture of campaign season through an analysis of campaign branding in the midterm elections. 

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Danny Glass (BRDD 2015) Shows at the 2018 International Art Festival in NY

Danny Glass displays a series of figurative paintings at the International Art Festival in New York.

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Google Pixel 3 TV Commercial

View Eli Block (BRDD 2017) and Phil Bayer (BRDD 2019) in the Google Pixel 3 National TV Commercial

Stories of Impact: Social Innovation Inspires Brown Student To Create Opportunities For Mindfulness

My project, Musical Prosthetics, is an expression of mindfulness, communication and connection. We are living in a fast-paced world rushing from event to event, multi-tasking at every turn. We are losing touch with ourselves, our bodies, and the people around us. However, art has the power to slow us down, allows us to experience the world around us, and can even shift our reality.  - Kate Reed 

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Miami Artist Nadia Wolff Explores Haitian Identity And Class In New Work

The BayParc Apartments in downtown Miami opened a space to artists through a collaboration with the national nonprofit YoungArts. The latest installation there is  “A Place To Be Held” by Miami-native and  2016 YoungArts winner Nadia Wolff.  -Nadege Green, WLRN Miami | South Florida

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Meet Brown's Newest Undergraduates: Sherenté Harris

“The next five years are going to give me the opportunity not only to hone my artistic and academic skills, but also to reach out to Rhode Islanders who may be unaware of the issues indigenous people face, from poverty to alcohol and drug abuse to domestic violence,” Harris said. “My acceptance into Brown felt like an acceptance for the whole Narragansett tribe.” - Brown Media, Photo credit: Nicholas Dentamaro

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3D Brain Model

Neurosurgeons could one day thank Ollin Venegas’ MD’20  presentation to high school students for allowing them to create detailed brain models of their patients. Venegas has been developing 3D models of the human brain, aiming to provide an educational tool and tactile illustration of the effects of concussions and other head traumas. Working alongside Zak Ziebell ’19, a RISD dual-degree student, Patrick Rashleigh, a data visualization coordinator for the University and other group members, Venegas has created a model that shows both the internal and external impacts of head injuries.  - Chris Schutte, Brown Daily Herald

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Toqa apparel collection

Fresh from the Tropics

In February apparel designers Aiala Rickard 17 AP and Isabel Sicat BRDD 16 IL presented the first Toqa collection at the inaugural Manila Biennale. —Robert Albanese, RISD Media

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3D Printing to Replicate a Human Brain

When teaching high school students about traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as concussions, it is often difficult for students to visualize the structural consequences when the damage occurs within the confines of a skull. - Ollin Venegas

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Maharam Fellow 2018: Bricks Made of Fungi! Javier Syquia | BFA Graphic Design & BA Chemistry 2021

We did it – we made a brick completely out of fungal mycelia and disposed wood chips! -Javier Syquia

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