Monthly Archives: November 2012

W+K Tomorrow Releases First Title, American Dreamers, Available Now At Your Local Print on Demand Machine

This week, our own W+K Tomorrow has released their first title, a collection of essays entitled American Dreamers–which brings inventors, artists, entrepreneurs and visionaries together under one cover.

In it, Dr Zubrin reminds us why humans must travel to Mars; Cindy Gallop offers a real world alternative to porn; Stan Lee calls for heroes; and Arianna Huffington banishes old media gods. From cooking to space travel, from sex to running, it’s a mixture of projects, schemes, and blueprints for brighter futures.

The project is an experiment in book-making, as well as book-releasing. The team assembled over fifty dreams in a sweet book in just 3 months, and it’s available in digital form as well as through the makesharpstuff.com website.

W+K Tomorrow have said they’re keen to see how the content from American Dreamers can live in other forms. The poster at the top of this post was designed by Andy Prince, and inspired by Kurt Andersen’s piece called “Reset”. There will be more of those, and they’ve promised a couple of online experiments as well.

Interested? Want to get involved? Follow Sharp Stuff on Twitter: @makesharpstuff. Make a poster. Share your dream.

Portland Artists Turn Out for First Thursday We Make Show at Cleaners at Ace Hotel

photo by lenaskitchen

Last First Thursday, Portland’s artists turned out for this year’s exhibition of “We Make”, a curated show presented by some of the artists from W+K’s Studio department. The show is about showcasing the talents of the artists outside of the design work they do every day, and allowing them to create for the fun–and love–of making.

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Halloween 2012 at Wonka+Kennedy Portland

On October 31 this year, W+K Portland was transformed into a festive Halloween wonderland, with UFOs, Angry Birds, face painters, palm readers, ponies, mad science, fishbowls and zombie car washes. Check out our pics from the party below.

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Join Us Tonight in Portland for the First Thursday Showing of “We Make”

In Portland tonight? Join us on First Thursday to see the work of Katie McHugh, Sam Tudyk, Tyler Riewer, Mark Shepherd, Chris Lael Larson, Dani Guralnick, Chelsea Parker Guidry, Brad Simon and Curtis Pachunka.

Location: The Cleaners at Ace Hotel (403 SW 10th Ave)

RSVP to the Facebook invite here.