Matthew J. Kennedy

DesignPrep: Curating Interaction Design


From cutting-edge karaoke to interactive chair mazes, students envision museum exhibitions of the future.
designprep, interactive exhibition, prototype, social media, education, Teens, Interaction Design

Getting There is Half the Fun


Or, perhaps, not actually a proportional half-and-half. Edward McKnight Kauffer’s series of posters for American Airlines focuses on the destination (such as Chicago or Niagara Falls) rather than the air travel itself. From this perspective, being there is more than half the fun.
advertising, American Airlines, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Cubism, abstraction, graphic design, poster

Shocked and Appealed


Well, this is certainly pugnacious—but what propaganda isn’t, really? It takes no learned scholar to discern that this poster means business. Euphemism wasn’t really of interest to the United States in December 1941, when its resistance to entering World War II was abruptly terminated by the infamous events in Pearl Harbor. The nation was catapulted into the global turmoil that had already blurred national boundaries and sent refugees seeking shelter in other countries all over the world.
World War II, propaganda, Cubism, Jean Carlu, posters, graphic design, offset lithography