Another move —an easy one— right next door. Same cool LES block, weirdo Tompkins Square crowd, community garden A‑teamers, all the vernacular of LOISAIDA.

3‑Week Intensive | 3 Credits

This course provides an overview of topics and issues central to the Strategic Design and Management program, emphasizing the relationships between design, experience, and social and economic change. An intensive three-week course, it exposes students to the enormous variety of ways design functions in business contexts and helps them understand the roles designers play in creative industries through critical readings and discussions, case studies, guest lectures, field trips, and collaborative, practice-based projects. By means of research, prototyping, experimentation, self-reflection, and decision-making activities, students become resourceful practitioners and creative entrepreneurs. The intensive nature of the class results in a steep learning curve; the students’ diverse nationalities and backgrounds promote new perspectives; and the immersion in the classroom and the city fosters new friendships and experiences.

Guest Speakers:
– Anthony Wallace, Conversion Optimization
– Brizan Versteeg, Fashion Technical Designer
– Pete Gipson, Producer
– Ana Cuevas, Fashion Brand Manager
– Jamie Mustard, Iconist & Creative Director


class trips included: c
– Printed Matter at the St. Marks Swiss Institute
– Lubalin Center at the Cooper Union & Type Director’s Club exhibition
– MoRUS (Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces) and, Community Gardens of the Lower East Side, & my studio
– We are CMYK agency in DUMBO
– Poster House
– Center of Book Arts

the students:

work on the walls:

2022 Vernacular Typography photos that I posted on Instagram with the hashtags #vernaculartypography #nyctypographysafari #parsonstypesafari #vernaculartypographysafari #typesafari #typography #typographicsnyc #nyctypography #anselmdastner #vernacularphotography

It’s fascinating to see the vernacular of a neighborhood through its marks of ordinary everyday objects that tell an authentic story, and some are just plain beautiful.

part 10 photos

in-class: everyone: explain one of these and how it’s different

slideshare-logo.jpg  Slideshare
(not a portfolio site, but you can upload slides and use them as portfolio pieces in LinkedIn)
logo-pic3.png  Pixiv: (illustrators)
file.jpg  ArtStation (illustrators)
d88t3jg-0cf69e15-bb74-4433-9fcb-09afeb07d67c.png  Deviant Art (illustrators)
Screen Shot 2021-01-21 at 12.45.35 PM.png  Github (git) (coders)
stack.png  Stackoverflow (stack) (coders)
1tb0rI8L_400x400.jpg  Working-not-Working

They arrived!
I got my t‑shirt printing done at This is the second time I have ordered from them, and the quality and price are awesome.

The shirt is inspired by Rolando Politi’s Winter Flowers (the art of recycled sculptured flowers along the front side of La Plaza). This is a new shirt for the 2021 season. This is a cooperation with Juriel Furukawa, who made the design of flower shapes. The color is a deep purple described as “Blackberry,” and these “day glow” colors are pink and electric green. They do look great on you!

All proceeds are donated to the new solar pavilion at La Plaza. Please let me know if you like to pick up a shirt at the garden

and for sale in my shop:

We recently opened a pop-up store on the Lower East Side at 616 East 9th st in New York City.

BOYZandGirls is a gender-fluid street-style fashion brand based in the Lower East Side, #nyc. You can find us at, and on Instagram @boyzandgirlsdesign

BOYZandGIRLS Is a Gender-Fluid Fashion Brand inspired by the everyday Casual Street Style of The very Art-Based Lower East Side

Go to:

BOYZandGIRLS Es una Linea de Ropa Casual y A la misma vez Callejero” Que te permite ser tu mismo sin ninguna restrinccion de genero. Inspirado en En El Barrio Mas artistico y Cultural de Manhattan.

Visitanos a:

BOYZandGirls ist eine street-style Kleidermarke die gender-fluid ist, also kein Grenzen an Komfort oder Konventionen setzt. Unsere styles basieren auf der Kunst und der Stimmung der Lower East Side in New York City. Falls Ihr dort seid, kommt bitte einfach mal vorbei zu unserem Laden, 616 east 9th street, NYC.

Link :

BOYZandGIRLS is a gender-fluid fashion brand inspired by the casual street style of New York City.

The original idea of BOYZandGIRLS was born 25 years ago during the height of New York City’s club culture. Our first promotional projects included artwork for the Limelight, the Tunnel, Twilo, and MTV.

A group of boys and girls started an office in a 1‑bedroom apartment in Loisaida, Lower East Side making a living out of design, art, and entertainment, promoting parties and events for clubs and concert venues taking over New York City, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin —and shortly we became world-wide. BOYZandGIRLS co-created Flyer magazine, a printed monthly club guide with a circulation of 100.000 copies, conveniently pocket-sized and filled with concise information. The magazine took a look at life in and out of New York’s thriving club culture.

Today, 25 years later, BOYZandGIRLS is reborn into an official fashion brand supporting a gender-fluid, anarchistic, art-based lifestyle. From the beginning, BOYZandGIRLS embraced diversion, cultural acceptance, and tolerance, making the brand a statement to any generation before and after.

Our pop-up shop is currently being displayed at the 616 East 9th Street art gallery. We host an open studio called “Factory Friday” from 5–9 pm every Friday. Check out our website at and follow us on

congrats to the Pratt Portfolio students of 2022! Caroline Reedy, Gaeun Jeong, AnnaJu, Sara Zimmerman-Stern, Lisette Andrade, Yi Han C. see you at Graduation! Associate Degrees Pratt Institute. ‘Honored to facilitate you as your teach.

Cameron M. Aime, Nicholas Chong, Jamie Edwards, Reina Faust, Daniel R. Herrera, Wendy Li, Mofana L. Morojele, Kimberley Sampson, Scott J. Stegman, Angel M. Yeldell

Guest Tyler Askew

Guest Genevieve Williams:

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