Kinematic Pavilion

ARCH:ID JAKARTA

Client

Awards

  • ARCH:ID Best Booth Awards Winner 2024

ARCH:ID is Indonesia’s most awaited annual architecture forum and trade event organized by Indonesian Institute of Architect (IAl) in collaboration with CIS Exhibition. This industry-focused event present a host of activities and programs that serves as effective platform for place-makers and stakeholders in architecture and built industry to congregate, collaborate, and connect.

Kinematic Pavilion is a kinetic installation that fosters a dynamic relationship between architecture and movement. Is it possible to create a transformable space that adapts to a range of community activities? Inspired by the camera aperture, our installation seamlessly shifts from an open to enclosed circular space, offering a 360-degree backdrop for immersive experiences.

People and performers are seen as living art, interacting with architecture and becoming part of the installation. A kinetic system enhances the backdrop by revealing warm light in the shape of elegant wipes and sparkles.

The collaboration also involves experimenting with a range of sustainable materials like patinated copper cladding, engineered wood veneer, and woven blinds fabric waste.

Kinematic Pavilion showcases a synergy of architectural creativity, sustainable practices, and technological integration, inviting communities to actively shape their environment.

On view 22-25 February 2024 in ICE BSD, Jakarta, Indonesia.

PROJECT TEAMS

  • Helen Agustine Studio
    Architectural Design
  • RootsLab & BYO Living
    Exhibition Installation
  • KUDOS
    Kinetic Panel System
  • Estica
    Rotating Dome System
  • ErreLuce
    Architectural Lighting
  • The Ballet Academy & Grey Audio Lab
    Performance

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Calvin Hadiardja
    Chief Producer
  • Andy Kurniawan
    Art Director
  • Reza Risnaldi
    3D Simulator
  • Abraham Junior
    Motion Technician
  • Setiawan Gemawidjaja
    Technical Lead
  • Chauwen
    Software Engineer
  • Benny
    Software Engineer
  • Alvin Yonathan
    Photographer
 

GII 100 Exhibition

GII Hok Im Tong

Capabilities

The church of Gereja Injili Indonesia (GII) Hok Im Tong in Indonesia celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023. To commemorate the occasion, the church organized a three-week exhibition and tasked Kudos with creating the space—complete with branding, an information display and wayfinding system, and a full exhibition guide.

Our exhibition space was subdivided into three sections, representing the past, present, and future of the church. Visitors were invited to embark on a voyage through GII Hok Im Tong’s 100-year history and observe the unchanging nature of God’s grace through the ages. We presented key exhibition information on a 12-inch wall-mounted display illuminated by warm-white LED strips, which provided a thorough review of the church’s history, leaders, and activities along with a guide to the exhibition’s three sections. Ultimately, more than three thousand people visited the exhibition to take part in the church’s ongoing journey.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Andy Kurniawan
    Creative Director
  • Owen Febiandi
    Art Director
  • Imam Fadilah
    Designer
  • Reza Risnaldi
    Designer

Bahtera Associates

  • Donny Kristianto
    Architect
  • Ryan Setiadi
    Architect

Elway Studio

  • Alvin Yonathan
    Interior & Architecture Photographer
 

Poster House Interactive Exhibitions

Poster House

Poster House (New York City) is the first museum in the U.S. to be dedicated exclusively to posters, presenting a global view of the medium from its earliest appearances in the late 1800s to present-day uses.

We were tasked to create four interactive exhibits (three digital exhibits and one children’s area) as permanent fixtures of the museum, to be seamlessly integrated into its newly built architecture. In acknowledgement of the poster medium’s journey from oversized ink-on-paper communications to its many contemporary forms—digital, animated, interactive, generative—we ensured that all of our interactive components offered a good mix of tactile, physical, and screen-based experiences.

PHOTO BOOTH

This green-screen photo booth, visible from the street and embedded into an alcove at the museum’s entrance, allows visitors to place themselves in iconic posters using a custom interface, and receive the final posters via email, text message, and print.

Since the museum’s opening 5 months ago, over 6,500 images have been texted, emailed, and printed through the highly visible photo booth.

The photo booth continues to be a big draw for passersby, with an average of 15 minutes per visitor engagement.

DIGITAL POSTER WALL

This oversized 4K screen displays a curated grid of larger-than-life posters from the collection, which are randomly enlarged periodically, or whenever a visitor presses a nearby button. Located adjacent to the ticketing counter, our digital poster wall provides a good preview of what to expect in the museum.

CHILDREN’S AREA

Our children’s area is a blast from the past, featuring 1960s New York City scenes. A coloring mural wall with magnetic posters, interactive vintage payphones by a newsstand, and layering stations explaining how posters are made engages an audience of all ages.

POSTER MACHINE

These tabletop interactive kiosks allow visitors to experience the poster-creation process. To design them, we deconstructed what goes through a designer’s brain to create a choose-your-own-adventure poster-design game, each step of which explains the significance and thought process behind the basic ingredients of any poster—symbols, colors, phrases, fonts, and design styles. There are three themes—Propaganda, Film, or Advertising—for which we created over 143,000 images to represent all the possible design paths one can take.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Designer
  • Sumit Paul
    Designer
  • Whatever
    Software Developer
  • Darius Wang
    Animator
 

Fragile Legacy

Corning Museum of Glass

For these exhibition graphics for “Fragile Legacy” at the Corning Museum of Glass, we collaborated with Selldorf Architects and the museum’s in-house team to ensure that all graphic and text panels followed the museum’s visual theme.

For the show’s exhibition of Blaschka marine invertebrate glass models, we combined Futura and Scala Sans typefaces to create a classic-modern underlying tone, starting with the oversized typography on the title wall. A “field guide” trifold brochure provided detailed information on displayed objects, eliminating the usual clutter of text labels.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director

Selldorf Architects

  • Lisa Green
    Partner in charge
 

Made in Japan

Poster House

“Made in Japan” was an immersive visual journey through Japan’s golden age of graphic design, told through posters. Curated works from the Merrill C. Berman Collection ran the gamut from century-old to recent design.

Our exhibition design for Poster House took inspiration from geometric shapes found in Nihon Buyö, a poster designed by Ikko Tanaka, a godfather figure in Japanese graphic design history. A triptych of oversized title walls unfurled like a Japanese folding fan to greet visitors at the entrance and create a permeable exhibit space to carry them seamlessly through the exhibit timeline.

We wanted an immersive motif to accentuate the posters and create a visual through-line for all the posters designed in the last century.

We chose color hues to serve as thematic backdrops for each section of the gallery. These vividly colorful shapes started small but quickly became larger as one progressed through the exhibit, finally becoming larger than the gallery walls.

Oversized typography—inspired by lettering found on the ships that brought Japanese immigrants to the American continent—infused the exhibit with a sense of industrialization and globalization, two forces that greatly influenced the evolution of graphic design in Japan.

KASA Collective

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Robert de Saint Phalle
    3D Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Art Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Imam Fadillah
    3D Renderer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Samuel Sachs Morgan
    Photographer

POSTER HOUSE

  • Nozomi Naoi
    Erin Schoneveld
  • Angelina Lippert
    Chief Curator & Director of Content
  • Ola Baldych
    Director of Design & Exhibits
  • John F. Lynch
    Associate Director of Exhibits
  • Mihoshi Fukushima Clark
    Assistant Director of Design
  • Rob Leonardi
    Fabricator
 

Artist Shaun Leonardo’s 2021 outdoor installation “Between Four Freedoms” reinterpreted and celebrated Franklin D. Roosevelt’s seminal 1941 address calling for freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The interactive experience for the installation at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park redefines public engagement with art and social discourse.

Guided by Leonardo’s vision, our branding mirrors the project’s ethos, employing a brown color scheme evocative of human skin tones and the “Martin” typeface, inspired by the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968, to represent a message of non-violence and inclusivity. Leveraging innovative technology such as image recognition, we enabled visitors to engage with the artwork by scanning QR codes, launching the mobile website, and exploring workshop videos led by Leonardo. With over 25,000 images collected, the installation ensured accessibility and interactivity on both the Manhattan and Long Island City sides, inviting visitors to delve into the narratives of vulnerable communities and rediscover Roosevelt’s timeless call for freedom and dignity.

View fdrfourfreedomspark.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Christyan Junaedi Setiawan
    Web Developer
  • Imam Fadilah
    Animator
 

Power of Science

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

The “Power of Science” exhibition, now on view at the Frost Museum in Miami, Florida, invites visitors to explore how science pushes the boundaries of possibility as they learn about groundbreaking scientific research and discoveries. The exhibit is a playground for curious minds, filled with tangible and digital experiences spanning a 6,000-square-foot area.

We worked with Squint/Opera to develop user flows and UX/UI components for various gamified exhibits in the exhibit’s Environment section, including:

BUILD YOUR OWN COASTLINE
This activity engages up to three players in building natural and man-made infrastructures on shorelines to help against natural disasters.

HURRICANE HINDSIGHT
This dual-screen game explores how we measure the risk of hurricanes, and whether it’s safer to stay or evacuate—a topic of great importance in Florida.

PERIODIC TABLE
This two-player station allows in-depth study of the periodic elements, enabling the discovery of chemical reactions when the right elements are combined by both players.

RAMP ANIMATIONS
These animated narratives on transparent LEDs reveal related artifacts behind their glass display case.

The Power of Science is on view at Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida.

Exhibit Team

  • Thinc Design
    Lead Exhibition Design
  • Squint/Opera
    Lead Digital Media
  • KUDOS Design Collaboratory
    UX/UI Design
  • Kubik Maltbie
    Fabrication & Hardware

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Sumit Paul
    UX/UI Designer
  • Ashley Wu
    UX/UI Designer
 

VF Gallery Exhibition

VF Gallery

This was an exhibition design for VF Corporation’s Investor Day, held exclusively for press and financial analysts. We helped And Partners design and construct storytelling platforms in two galleries that displayed the innovations and growth plans of VF Corporation—the Fortune 500 company behind familiar brands like Lee, The North Face, 7 For All Mankind, Vans, and Nautica.

INNOVATION GALLERY
To showcase VF’s innovative approach, we used everyday retail materials in unusual ways. Each exhibit was constructed out of thick cardboard juxtaposed with fluorescent plexiglass, astroturf, and pegboard. All components were designed to be lightweight and easy to disassemble for the Investor Day event, and the cluster of walls and pedestals could be easily rearranged to fit any space.

GROWTH GALLERY
We piled craft tubes and cubes to form walls and surfaces for staging VF Corporation’s various retail brands. To break up the gallery space, we hung oversized banners that created backdrop graphics for each story.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Karen Vanderbilt
    Designer
  • Brienne Jones
    Designer

VF Gallery

 

ARITA: Eternally Modern at NY NOW

Made in Japan Project

This was a collaboration with Made in Japan Project, funded by the Saga Prefectural Government. For the project, we completed the overall brand strategy, naming, exhibition design, art direction, website, and product design consultation for a government-led initiative promoting porcelain creators from Arita and their efforts to bring innovative Japanese design to the American market through NY NOW.

RESEARCH & CONSULTATION
Over the course of nine months, we visited Arita—the birthplace of porcelain in Japan—to consult with participating kilns and distributors over ideas for their product design, brand positioning, and marketing strategy for the U.S. market.

BRANDING
For the visual identity, we designed a lemniscate ∞ paired with the town’s name and the tagline “Eternally Modern,” pointing to how Arita creators continue to evolve four centuries of tradition, craftsmanship, and innovation into distinctively modern everyday products.

WEBSITE
Our responsive bilingual website was written for both Western and Japanese readers, with distinct messaging catered to each audience. We art-directed all of the website’s videos and photography, including a portrayal of key products falling in slow motion, close-ups in 360-degree rotation, documentary photos of Arita, and a video showing the porcelain-creation process.

EXHIBITION BOOTH
For the NY NOW market exhibition in February 2018, we designed a corner booth divided by a diagonal wall archway similar to those typically found in traditional porcelain kilns. Each creator had a museum-like stage and hidden storage underneath.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Kiki Katahira
    Art Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Designer
  • Sumit Paul
    Web Designer & Developer
  • Mika Yoshida & David Imber (Maniform)
    Copywriter

MANIFORM

  • David Imber
    Copywriter
  • Mika Yoshida
    Copywriter

Photography

  • Sam Morgan Photography
 

Revealing the Invisible

Corning Museum of Glass

For these exhibition graphics for “Revealing the Invisible” at the Corning Museum of Glass, we collaborated with Selldorf Architects and the museum’s in-house team to ensure that all graphic and text panels followed the museum’s visual theme.

We designed a circular graphic pattern, inspired by the microscope lens, to cover the title wall. Each circle contains a close-up detail of drawings depicting objects that were discovered through the microscope.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director

Selldorf Architects

  • Lisa Green
    Partner in charge
 

Whiteness Project: Intersection of I at Storyscapes

Tribeca Film Festival

Created in collaboration with filmmaker Whitney Dow, this second installment of the Whiteness Project took form as a week-long interactive installation at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. With a space designed by LOT-EK and audiovisuals by Arup, the Festival tasked Kudos with the project’s exhibition design.

In our resulting exhibition, audience members were photographed as they entered the space. Within seconds their skin tones were added to a color wheel arranged from dark to light, engaging them in questioning the perceived color of their skin and public perceptions of racial identity. The audience was then able to use a provided microphone to activate interviews by calling out the name of a person displayed on the grid.

Read full article on GDUSA.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Sumit Paul
    Web Design & Development
  • Chris Manlapid
    Software Developer
  • Whitney Dow
    Filmmaker

Tribeca Film Festival

 

Americans Exhibition

National Museum of The American Indian

Capabilities

Awards

  • GDUSA 2018 American Graphic Design Awards

For the “Americans” exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian, Kudos was tasked with the exhibition’s production design.

We showcased hundreds of graphics and artifacts representing American Indians from three centuries of American life, all gathered in six interconnected galleries in the southwest wing of the museum. Each gallery covered a familiar topic like Pocahontas, the Battle of Little Bighorn, Thanksgiving, and the Trail of Tears. We worked closely with Studio Joseph to ensure a clear typographic hierarchy and optimum production/installation methods for all graphic components across the various galleries and surfaces.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Designer

National Museum of the American Indian

Photography

  • Thomas Loof
 

NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center Interactive Exhibition

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Opened in November 2018, the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center is part of a series of Regional Welcome Centers established by Governor Andrew Cuomo to support the state’s growing tourism industry. Just a mile from the newly designated Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and a short drive from Seneca Falls, the Center highlights statewide attractions related to the ongoing struggle for equal rights.

To serve the Center’s purpose as a launching pad for visitors to explore New York State, we developed four types of interactive iPad kiosks that allow visitors to browse highlights by geographic location, navigate social-justice milestones, and listen to songs and speeches. We worked collaboratively with MTWTF, who was commissioned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to develop the content strategy, design, and media for a permanent exhibition at the Center, “Seeing Equal Rights in New York State.”

Project Team

  • MTWTF
    Lead Exhibit Design
  • KUDOS
    Software Development

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Sumit Paul
    Designer
  • Sumit Paul
    Software Developer

NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center

 

TDC62 Traveling Exhibition, Jakarta

Type Directors Club

Capabilities

Awards

  • HOW 2017 International Design Awards

The Type Directors Club in New York produced a traveling exhibition showcasing over 400 winners of its 2016 annual competition, which highlighted the best of the best in typographic work in both communication and typeface design from studios and individuals internationally. After visiting many cities in the U.S., France, Germany, Spain, China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, the exhibition traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia, where it was on view from August 12 to September 7, 2017, at the Indonesian Design Development Center (IDDC). Design and typography lectures were held at this venue during the exhibit. In partnership with the IDDC and Asosiasi Design Grafis Indonesia (ADGI), Kudos was tasked with developing design graphics for the traveling exhibition.

We designed 3D graphics for the exhibition by revolving T-D-C letterforms in sequential angles and floating them in space. These graphics were then applied to all aspects of marketing communications. For the exhibit space, we collaborated with APTA to design spiraling poster panels to be suspended in space.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Andy kurniawan
    Art Director
  • Ilham Muhamad Firdaus
    Designer
  • Fahmi Maulana Fajar
    Designer

Type Directors Club

 

Colonists Citizens Constitutions Virtual Exhibition

Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation

Awards

  • GDUSA 2020 American Web Design

The “Colonists Citizens Constitutions” exhibit, launched in February 2020 in collaboration with the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation, spotlights 42 rare documents from the Foundation’s extensive collection of Americana, telling the story of how our state and federal constitutions were imagined, formulated, written, and approved by ordinary people. These individuals arrived in America as colonists then made themselves its first citizens, while codifying their philosophies of governance and human rights via the writing of constitutions.

We originally designed the show’s website to serve as a supplement to the in-person exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. However, due to museum closures caused by COVID-19, we ultimately published a virtual tour of the gallery instead, ensuring its documents remained accessible to the public.

View colonistscitizensconstitutions.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid
    Web Developer

Colonists Citizens Constitutions

 

The Blossom Exhibition

Regency Fabric

The Blossom was Regency Fabric’s exhibition at the International Furniture Expo (IFEX) in Jakarta in February 2023. It explored the theme of gardens and interior furnishings through the medium of textiles, transporting visitors to a lush, verdant world where the colors, textures, and patterns of Regency’s finest textiles were celebrated in a variety of forms. 

KUDOS’s unconventional exhibition design served as a captivating draw for both existing patrons and prospective clients, sparking widespread interest among Expo visitors. A highlight of the exhibition was its incorporation of indoor and outdoor furniture pieces, all upholstered in unique, high-quality textiles. We created a simple design system of square fabric tiles that invited guests to explore and be inspired by the infinite possibilities of functionality and aesthetics.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Andy Kurniawan
    Creative Director
  • Owen Febiandi
    Creative Director
  • Ilham Muhammad Firdaus
    Designer
  • Imam Fadilah
    Designer
  • Reza Risnaldi
    Animator
 

Black Power to 
Black People

Poster House

Poster House’s “Black Power to Black People” exhibit was an intimate look at how the Black Panther Party harnessed the power of branding and media to control its own narrative, rally community support, and become one of the most influential militant groups of its time.

Our exhibition design began outside the gallery with two oversized protest signs leaning against the wall, amplified with hand-painted lettering reminiscent of protest signs from the Civil Rights era.

Bayard (typeface) evokes lettering from the 1960s Civil Rights protest signs. Condensed, bold and handmade…transporting viewers to that era.

Inside, the exhibit started with an iconic photograph of Huey Newton (1967) and followed the development of Black Panther branding through six chronological sections. In the background, tracks from Seize the Time LP by Elaine Brown played on a loop, capturing the aspirations of the Black Panther Party.

We used bold type, militaristic colors, striking icons, and heroic photographs of Black Panther members carrying exposed firearms to echo the powerfully moving design strategies used by the Black Panthers themselves—and to show how effective those strategies remain, even decades after the party’s rise to fame.

KASA Collective

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Robert de Saint Phalle
    3D Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Art Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Saskia Wulandiarti
    Design Intern
  • Imam Fadillah
    3D Renderer
  • Amanda Knott
    Project Manager
  • Samuel Sachs Morgan
    Photographer

POSTER HOUSE

  • Es-pranza Humphrey
    Curators
  • Angelina Lippert
    Chief Curator & Director of Content
  • Ola Baldych
    Director of Design & Exhibits
  • John F. Lynch
    Associate Director of Exhibits
  • Mihoshi Fukushima Clark
    Assistant Director of Design
  • Rob Leonardi
    Fabricator