Spring is near…
The team shakes off the cold and looks forward to checking out some Good Experiences Live this Friday in NYC. If you are further north and require some extra time to warm up, then please do come say hi at Gravity Free. We look forward to bumping elbows with you.
Dwell, February 2008
“Jake Barton is designing a new breed of museum, one that favors local voices over curatorial authority. They are places for dialogue, not lectures.”
At home in the modern world
Dwell.com paid a visit to the studio last week to feature Jake in the latest installation of their Emerging Designer Series. Check out the video directed by Gary Nadeau here to get a glimpse of our projects, process and incredibly photogenic staff.
Jake to speak at Gravity Free
Jake will be speaking at the Gravity Free Design Innovation Conference in May, alongside graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, green architect Michelle Kaufman, and kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen.
The topic is “The Year of Dangerous Minds,” and it will be held May 12-14 in Chicago.
Fast Company, October 2007
Come visit LP! Well, sort of…
The cover of Print Magazine (September 2007) shows a glimpse of Local Projects’ studio. If you don’t have a copy of Print lying around, check out the article here.
If you’re in Pittsburgh…
Jake will be heading out to Pittsburgh, red land of the Allegheny, to speak at the 2007 Technology in the Arts Conference. The conference, sponsored by the Center for Arts Management and Technology, takes place Oct. 12 and 13 on the Carnegie Mellon campus.
Jake’s speech will be the keynote, but you don’t have to wake up early to hear it: It’s at 3:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 12. That’s correct only as of today, of course. Check out the Web site before you show up.
Print, September 2007
“Local Projects’ offices are in New York’s garment district, tucked between fabric stores overflowing with buttons, dress patterns, and checkered vinyl. The neighborhood is an apt metaphor for Local Projects’ work, which so often turns on making sense of disparate scraps. Barton, who worked for Ralph Appelbaum Associates for seven years, is self-possessed, articulate, relaxed—a kind of hip Poindexter.”
Talking Design Heads!
The newly launched Smithsonian Networks produced a series of videos in connection with the 2006 National Design Awards. This video shows clips from the Awards Gala, held last fall at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.
Local Projects’ Jake Barton was a finalist in the Communication category in 2006. He is shown throughout the video, along with other top designers, discussing design and interaction.
You can watch the video here. It uses the newish Brightcove player, by the by.