Jan Kubasiewicz Website Redesign

  • The homepage, consisting of an arrangement of artwork and texts.
  • The website can be searched.
  • Hovering over a thumbnail reveals additional information about the artwork, including the title and category.
  • Clicking the thumbnail takes the visitor to a page with detailed imagery of the artwork.
  • Clicking the artwork reveals a navigator to more deeply explore the piece.
  • The website also accommodates media such as video.
  • In addition to video and still imagery, Jan has written a number of articles that have been published in several magazines.
  • Clicking the Portfolio link reveals a listing of categories which, when selected, shows artwork in that category.
  • The search results page.
  • The About page.

Reading and Writing Machines

  • The front cover of the hardcover 10x8-inch book.
  • Title page.
  • Table of contents.
  • Abstract.
  • A sample spread from the book.
  • A sample spread from the book.
  • A close-up of a page.
  • A sample spread from the book.
  • A sample spread from the book.
  • A sample spread from the book.
  • A sample spread from the supplement.
  • A sample spread from the supplement.
  • A sample spread from the supplement.
  • A sample spread from the supplement.
  • A sample spread from the supplement.
  • A sample spread from the supplement.
  • The thesis book contained a flap on the interior back cover to hold a pocket guide.
  • Here is the sleeve and the pocket guide.
  • The front side of the guide.

Frankentext

  • The starting screen of the Frankentext application. Illustration by Fish McGill.
  • The "game" takes the form of a multiple choice quiz. Selecting a possible answer triggers a corresponding sound (for example, "racehorse" whinnies).
  • The correct answer screen.
  • The incorrect answer screen.
  • A friend tests an early prototype of the application in my studio.
  • The piece was exhibited in March 2014 at the Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA. A user is trying the piece out.
  • Another user is trying the piece out.
  • A photo of the piece out of context.

Friction

  • This is the homepage for the interface. It is incidentally an aggregator of social media. Each row represents a day, and each dot represents a post.
  • Here we are adding a new post. When attempting to post new content, the system will analyze the language of written text and attempt to identify problematic words or phrases, and propose safer replacements if needed.
  • The system also provides a mechanism to request a peer to review and provide feedback on a potential post prior to its publication.
  • Invite, import, or remove potential reviewers.
  • An alternate view of the homepage with expanded and collapsed days. Hovering over a dot provides a preview of the content at that time. While not shown, content can also be also be sorted according to various criteria, such as the author, social media service, etc.

The 2013 Complete Holiday Fun Kit

  • The front cover of the 2013 Complete Holiday Fun Kit.
  • A purely typographic spread of the 2013 CHFK.
  • A spread of the 2013 CHFK.
  • A spread of the 2013 CHFK.
  • The back cover of the 2013 Complete Holiday Fun Kit.
  • Fifty copies were printed. Here is the stack of them after they arrived in the mail.
  • The CHFK needed to be stamped, addressed, and sealed prior to mailing.