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
 

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

 

Connecting Stories Interactive

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

The “Connecting Stories” exhibition opened on the Mall on April 29, 2023, at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art in Washington, D.C. “Connecting Stories” was designed to encourage visitors to explore the museum’s collection and develop personal connections to the stories and artwork preserved by the museum. 

The interactive experience at the museum’s Freer Sackler Gallery offered visitors an engaging journey through the rich tapestry of Asian art, via a carefully curated selection of objects, images, maps, and interactive displays. Via a digital touchscreen and a colorful, animated projection, audiences could discover some of the symbols, patterns, and designs seen across the collection and learn about how their meanings change in different contexts. On a second touchscreen, National Museum of Asian Art staff and volunteers shared stories of their personal connections to objects in the collection.

We designed our two interactive pieces to enhance visitor engagement by deepening their understanding and appreciation of the gallery’s treasures. The first horizontal touchscreen unveiled the intricate motifs and symbols recurring across artworks, offering visitors an immersive exploration of their meanings and significance. The complementary vertical touchscreen panel invited audiences to explore the perspectives of gallery staff, tapping on headshots to discover their insights into selected artworks. Additionally, our motion design for the exhibit’s screensaver mode enhanced the space’s ambiance, projecting captivating visuals onto the gallery walls and ensuring an enriching and immersive experience for visitors.

Bridging the gap between audience and artifact, these interactive installations served as dynamic tools for deciphering and interpreting the complexities and cultural significance of Asian art. The experience fostered a deeper connection with the artworks, enriching visitors’ Freer Sackler Gallery experience.

Exhibition Teams

  • Cultural Innovation
    
Lead Exhibition Design
  • KASA Collective
    Interactive Kiosks
  • Kubik Maltbie
    A/V Fabrication

KASA Collective

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Robert de Saint Phalle
    3D Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Art Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Lead Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Imam Fadilah
    Animator
  • Muhammad Syamil Haqqoni
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid
    Lead Software Developer
  • Joe Baker
    Engineer (Informal)
  • Jess Mackta
    Project Manager

Kubik Maltbie

  • Thomas Miller
    A/V Fabricator
  • Donald Sweetman
    A/V Fabricator