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GD USA: Digital Design Awards 2023 — 6 projects

Congrats to Naa Oyo A. Kwate, Poster House, Proximity Media, Southern Smoke Foundation, SPIDERHORSE, and Tiny's Milk & Cookies

SPD 58: Print Merit Winner — Frock Magazine

Congrats to Frock Magazine.


365:AIGA Year in Design: Winner in Environmental/Experiential Design — Poster Machine

Congrats to Poster House.

365:AIGA Year in Design: Winner in Editorial Design — Frock Magazine

Congrats to Frock Magazine.

GD USA: Graphic Design Awards 2022 — 8 projects

Congrats to Blockchain Creative Labs, Cornell Einhorn Center, Encore Cogeneration, FlatironNomad BID, Tiny's Milk & Cookies, Wardah Cosmetics, Southern Smoke Foundation, and Yukata Suites

PRINT Awards 2022: First Place in Editorial Design

Congrats to Frock Magazine.

GD USA: Digital Design Awards 2022 — 5 projects

Congrats to Blockchain Creative Labs, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, Poster House, Ion District, and Craft Creamery.

First Round New York: John Kudos on Blockchain Creative Labs

NYC, May 6, 2022: John Kudos will be sharing the first-round branding presentation as shown to Blockchain Creative Labs.

GD USA: American Package Design Awards 2022 — 3 projects

Congrats to Wardah Cosmetics, Emina Poppin Matte, and LABORE.


Presentation: MuseumNext: Digital Exhibitions Summit 2021

December 6–8, 2021: John Kudos will be presenting the creation process of an outdoor narrative experience at the Four Freedoms Park involving machine learning and BYOD.

MuseumNext: In Conversation with John Kudos

December 2, 2021: John shares his experience of working on digital projects for museums and talks about his most recent project, Shaun Leonardo’s Between Four Freedoms ahead of his presentation at the MuseumNext Digital Exhibitions summit.

NY Times: Art & Museums — Reframing Freedom

November 25, 2021: NY Times recommended Between Four Freedoms to visit during Thanksgiving weekend

GD USA: American Graphic Design Awards 2021 — 4 projects

Congrats to Rendr Health, Poster House, Frock Magazine, and Do!Nuts Tokyo.

GD USA: Web Design Awards 2021 — 4 projects

Congrats to Peace Love Dogs, Weingarten Art Group, Norvic Shipping, and AIA Center for Architecture.

GD USA: Health + Wellness Design Awards 2021 — 3 projects

Congrats to Rendr Health, Poster House, and AIA Center for Architecture.


GD USA: American Graphic Design Awards 2020 — 6 projects

Congrats to Frost Science Museum, Poster House, AIA Center for Architecture, Wardah Cosmetics, Tiber Real Estate, and Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation.

NY Times: Taking ‘a Chronological Romp’ Through State Constitutions

October 23, 2020: mention of “Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions” virtual exhibit at NY-Historical Society

Blooloop: Immersive digital media for Power of Science exhibition at Frost Museum

July 7, 2020: Frost Museum’s new interactive exhibit ‘Power of Science’, featuring our UX/UI design work with Squint/Opera.

CBS4: New Frost Science Exhibition Explores The ‘Power Of Science’

Miami, July 2, 2020: Our UX/UI design work finally opens at The Frost Science Museum. Collaboration with Squint/Opera.

GD USA: American Web Design Awards 2020 — 5 projects

Congrats to Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation, McGinty Design, AIA Brooklyn, Goode Company, and Goodsmith.

Crain’s NY Business: Hudson Yards Firm Helps Museums go Virtual

NYC, May 18, 2020: Interview with John Kudos and Robert de Saint Phalle about how we’re staying ahead of the pandemic.

artnet news: Artists and Designers Creating Billboards for Times Square and Beyond to Honor Essential Workers Across the US

NYC, May 15, 2020: Our PSA Poster for #CombatCovid campaign is mentioned in artnet news.

Voice of America: Creative Talk with John Kudos, Episode 1 and Episode 2 (Indonesian)

NYC, March/April 2020: Naratama interviews John Kudos about his design practice from Bandung to New York.

Poster House Talk: College Night: Museum Mechanics

NYC, March 18, 2020: John Kudos will discuss the digital interactives he developed for the museum.

IPA Talk: Creative Entrepreneurship 101 with John Kudos, Indonesian Professionals Association

NYC, February 2020: John Kudos share and discuss his personal journey establishing a creative venture in New York.

GD USA: American Package Design Awards 2020 — 2 projects

Congrats to Wardah Cosmetics Crystallure and Emina Cosmetics Lip Minis.

Presentation: GlobalSaké Conference: Turning Insights into Memorable Brand Experiences

San Francisco, February 2020: John Kudos & Masashi Kawamura present their philosophy and projects from around the world.

WE:ED Interview: John Kudos (KASA Collective) interview by Lih-Hann Chiu (28 min)

Season 1 episode 2: John Kudos discusses his personal journey becoming an international experience designer and storyteller.

Lecture: LASALLE College of the Arts, School Of Design Communication

Singapore, January 2020: John Kudos and Owen Febiandi share their professional journeys from Bandung to New York.


Whiteboard Journal: Designing Authentically, Not Originally with John Kudos

A conversation about design and technology and its relationship to society with John Kudos.

GD USA: Poster House Wins American Graphic Design Awards 2019

Congrats to Poster House and our partners at KASA Collective.

GD USA: American Graphic Design Awards 2019 — 3 projects

Congrats to AIA Brooklyn, NY State Equal Rights Heritage Center, and FEED Juice.

Bandung Design Biennale 2019: FEED Juice Retail Store (Indonesian)

An inside tour of the dynamic retail experience in the outskirts of Bandung city.

Digital Signage Federation: Poster Machine at New York City’s Poster House

Featured in the visitor experience is the Poster Machine, a unique digital, interactive display station.

PRINT Magazine: How Posters Become Posters

Q&A: Poster House and Kasa Collaborate for Interactivity

Quartzy: A new museum dedicated to the enduring power of posters opens in New York City

An inside tour of New York City’s new Poster House museum.

Core77: The First US Museum Dedicated to Posters is Now Open in New York

The building features a range of permanent, interactive exhibitions designed by KASA.

Gothamist: New NYC Museum Celebrates The Art Of Posters

Design collective Kasa created four permanent interactive exhibitions for Poster House.

GD USA: American Web Design Awards 2019 — 5 projects

Congrats to Raymond Jungles, Thompson+Hanson, Archway Academy, 1751 Sea+Bar, and Ansche Chesed Synagogue.

Judging: Scholastic’s Art & Writing Awards

Scholastic: John Kudos was in the judging panel for Future New category.

HOW: 10th Annual Logo Design Awards — Bandung Philharmonic

Our branding work for Bandung Philharmonic (Indonesia) has been chosen as top 10 logo design and top 10 brand applications.


GD USA: American Graphic Design Awards 2018 — 7 projects

Congrats to National Museum of American Indian, Center for Active Design, Thirteen Crosby, StarrWhitehouse Landscape Architects & Planners, Il Sogno Finestra, Wardah Cosmetics, and Emina Cosmetics.

GD USA: American Web Design Awards 2018 — 5 projects

Congrats to No Fun Radio, EG Conference, ∞ARITA, Marras Design, and Stanley Marthin.

NY Seikatsu: Participating NY NOW, Traditional crafts Arita wares, Kyoyaki, and Furoshiki came from Japan

NY NOW debut of ∞ARITA project mentioned by Shukan New York Seikatsu.

Asahi: U.S. market debut of 8 Arita Kilns, supported by Saga pref.

NY NOW debut of ∞ARITA project mentioned by Asahi Sinbum.

Yahoo Japan: Eight Arita Kilns Join a New York's Trade Show for the First Time

NY NOW debut of ∞ARITA project mentioned by Yahoo Japan.

Saga Shinbun: Arita wares exhibit in a New York trade show for the first time to develop U.S. market

NY NOW debut of ∞ARITA project mentioned by Saga Asahi News.


AritaMade: ∞ARITA Official Website Unleashed

Our work featuring 8 top creators from Arita ready for official debut in NY NOW this coming February.

HOW: International Design Awards 2017 — 2 projects

Congrats to Type Directors Club and Whiteness Project.

TDC: Indonesian Designer Gives TDC62 Show Hometown Identity

We brought TDC exhibition to Bandung, Indonesia. Organized with ADGI and Marantha Christian University.

PRINT: Regional Design Awards 2017 — Bandung City Crosswalk

Our work for Office of the Mayor, Bandung (Indonesia) has been selected as Best of New York City Region.

Carddsgn: Verde resto lounge

See our branding work for Verde resto & lounge.

TDC: TDC62 Traveling Exhibit Opens in Bandung

We brought TDC62 exhibition to Maranatha Christian University Bandung, co-organized with ADGI.

Carddsgn: Yuka Suzuki bobby pin business card

See our timeless and customizable business card design for a hair and makeup artist.

GD USA: American Graphic Design Awards 2017 — 4 projects

Congrats to CornellTech, Whiteness Project, DataHaven, and Propel Strategic Communications.

MICA Graphic Design: Two Alumni Bring TDC62’s Exhibition from NYC to Jakarta

Baltimore: Article by Reyna Clarissa (MICA ’18), a graphic design major from Indonesia.

Indonesia Design: A Lab of Collaboration

Interview with KUDOS BDG team by Indonesia Design.

Interview: @pinot Beyond Limitation, NY Indonesian Film Festival

NY Indonesian Film Festival: John Kudos interviews @pinot, a viral social media animator on the evolution of creative content.

Lecture: Shifting Patterns, How Local Designers Can Compete in an International Setting.

Jakarta, August 12, 2017: John Kudos spoke about pivotal moments in a few successful Indonesian designers.

TDC: TDC62 Traveling Exhibit Debuts in Jakarta

We brought TDC exhibition to Jakarta. Organized with ADGI, supported by IDDC and APTA.

GD USA: American Web Design Awards 2017 — 4 projects

Congrats to EG Conference, Evelyn’s Park Conservancy, Mark DeGarmo Dance, and Sukhadia Caterers.

GD USA: People to Watch 2017

John Kudos is shortlisted amongst 32 creatives demonstrating a combination of talent, leadership, success, newsworthiness and community service.


PRINT: Regional Design Awards 2016 — Design Trust for Public Space

Our work for Design Trust for Public Space has been selected as Best of New York City Region.

GD USA: American Graphic Design Awards 2016 — 4 projects

Congrats to SheltonMindel, Whiteness Project, City as Health Policy, and Design Trust for Public Space.

Branding Magazine: Making People Care

Writing by John Kudos: How to craft effective design for nonprofits.

Lecture: Design for Change (subtitled video) — Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace

Jakarta: June 11, 2016. John Kudos talk about the role of graphic design in shaping cultures.

Exhibition: Seek-a-Seek Design Festival

Jakarta: Our branding and signage work for Dusun Bambu and City of Bandung are exhibited at Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace.

GD USA: American Web Design Awards 2016 — 5 projects

Congrats to FJ Hakimian, Cornell AAP, IAVI, Solomun Blum Heymann, and Brighter Bites.

GD USA: Dow and Kudos Encourage Interactive Investigation on Race

On our recent interactive installation work at the Tribeca Film Festival: Storyscapes.

Tribeca Film Festival: “Whiteness Project: Intersection of I” opens at Storyscapes

New York: Our interactive installation for the Whiteness Project opens at the Tribeca Film Festival: Storyscapes.

Website Magazine: Way Past Pretty

Writing by John Kudos on how to get the most out of collaborating with designers and programmers.

New Case Study: From The Top

Learn about our creative and technical process to modernize the branding and website of From The Top.


Designers & Books Fair 2015 kicks off

At Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), 2–4 October 2015,

John Kudos at The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography

A visit to The Herb Lubalin Center marks John Kudos’ newfound role as a Basic Typography instructor at School of Visual Arts.

Eight Awards from GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards 2015

For Metropolis Magazine, Columbia University School of Nursing, FOUND, Legacy Cities Partnership, Brighter Bites, Solomon Blum Heymann, and Goodfriend Motors.


John Kudos profiled in Perspectif: 19 Young Indonesian Graphic Designers

Jakarta: Perspektif: 19 Desainer Grafis Muda Indonesia. Published by Desain Grafis Indonesia edited by Vincent Wong.

Five awards from GDUSA American Web Design Award 2014

For Lost Image Desk, Amy Lau Design, Julie Soefer Photography, Build a Better Burb, and 1100 Architect.

Private Film Screening at Studio Kudos Lounge

New York: We hosted an Indonesia Creative Hub film screening of Atambua 39º Celsius with renown writer & director Riri Riza.

ParkingPLUS mentioned in The Boston Globe, Co.Exist, Co.Design, ArchPaper, ArchDaily, Architectural Record, and more

Due to our recent work for Build a Better Burb.

John Kudos profiled in Asian Creatives

John Kudos is selected as one of 150-must see creators from Asia. Published by PIE Books, edited by Ubies.


Our desk published in NewYorker Magazine (Japan)

John’s desk (and work) featured on NewYorker Magazine. Edited by Akiko Ichikawa, photographed by Kikuko Usuyama.

Studio Kudos featured in Image of the Studio Exhibition

New York: We are one of the design studios invited to participate in Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design exhibition at Cooper Union.

Online Design Book Fair mentioned by Core77, Swiss Miss, SiteInspire, and Sites We Like.

On our recent work for Designers & Books Online Book Fair.

1100 Architect mentioned by Metropolis Magazine, SiteInspire and Sites We Like

On our recent work for 1100 Architect.

Designers & Books mentioned by Media Bistro, Swiss Miss, HOW, and Core77

On our recent work for Designers & Books.

We participated in POV Hackathon: The Whiteness Project

New York: John Kudos & Sumit Paul collaborated with filmmaker Whitney Dow.


Designers & Books Fair featured in New York Times

On our recent work for Designers & Books

The Clemente showcased at desigNYC exhibition

On our recent branding and signage design work for The Clemente Cultural and Educational Center.

John Kudos named one of “33 Notable Bright Gens” by ELLE Decoration (Indonesia)

Jakarta: John Kudos is ranked no. 1 on the list of 33 “bright generations” in Indonesia.

Build a Better Burb awarded Excellence in Historic Preservation Award

New York: Our recent work for Build a Better Burb was recognized by Preservation League of New York State.

John Kudos presented at Apple Store (San Francisco)

San Francisco: John Kudos spoke about his work and journey from Indonesia. Part of ADC Young Guns Series.


“Kudos for John Kudos” feature in Versus Magazine (Jakarta)

Jakarta: John Kudos is featured in Versus Magazine.

Calvin Hadiardja presented at Startup Lokal (Indonesia)

Jakarta: Calvin, creative director, was one of the panelists at Startup Lokal Community meet up.

Featured in iCreate Magazine (Jakarta), Universal and Intercultural Design of John Kudos

Jakarta: John showcases his work and told his story on iCreate Magazine.

We hosted the first Type Directors Club exhibition in Jakarta

We collaborated with Carol Wahler of TDC New York to bring this traveling exhibition to Jakarta for the first time.

We hosted and presented at The Stolen Brand Symposium in Jakarta

Jakarta: We organized The Stolen Brand Symposium. Speakers include John Kudos & Kiki Katahira, Masashi Kawamura, Mendiola B. Wiryawan, Daniel Surya, and Amalia E. Maulana.

We are featured in BRAIN ブレーン Magazine (Japan): New Creator in the World

Japan: Studio Kudos showcases its work on BRAIN ブレーン Magazine.

John Kudos’ work showcased on DGI Online Exhibition

Jakarta: John’s work showcased on Desain Grafis Indonesia website.

Yuka Suzuki business card featured in Nice to Meet You Too

Our recent work for Yuka Suzuki is featured in Nice to Meet You Too.

John Kudos profiled in New Design Magazine (China)

China: John Kudos interviewed by creative director Ken Tsai Lee.

John’s writing for DGI, “Graphic design is about being the catalyst of change.”

Jakarta: John reflected on his experience rediscovering the state of graphic design in Indonesia after 10 years in New York.

Candy Stripe featured in Tokyo TDC Annual Book 2010

Our fluorescent and gold poster is featured in Tokyo TDC’s Annual Book 2010.


Candy Stripe exhibited at Tokyo TDC’09 Exhibition in DDD Gallery (Tokyo)

DDD Gallery, Tokyo: Our wrapping paper is one of the showcased winners from the Tokyo Type Directors Club’s competition.

Sotheby’s E-Catalog mentioned in New York Times Art & Design

On our recent work for Sotheby’s E-Catalog System.

Miró website mentioned in New York Times and Modern Art Notes

New York: On our work for MoMA’s Joan Miró Microsite.

John Kudos video interview: Designing Minds: ADC Young Guns 6

New York: Part of Adobe's video interview series for Art Directors Club.


John Kudos profiled in Frames Magazine

Jakarta: John Kudos showcases his work on Frames Magazine.

John Kudos participated in This is Newark design workshop

Columbia University, New York: A group of designers, educators, urban planners, and thought leaders put their heads together to propose fresh ideas to revitalize the city of Newark, NJ.

John Kudos presented at Cornell University AAP: “Graphic Design, Typography, and Space”

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Guest lecturer for an architecture course (instructor: Alex Mergold) on how typography comes into play in architecture and dimensional environments.

John Kudos’ work exhibited at ADC Young Guns 6

Art Directors Club, NY: John Kudos is one of 50 creatives selected as ADC Young Guns 6 winners.

John Kudos presented at ADC Young Guns Live

Art Directors Club, New York: John Kudos was selected as one of four ADC Young Guns 6 winner "class representatives" to present.

John Kudos named Art Directors Club Young Guns 6

New York: John Kudos is selected as a one of the 50 Young Guns by Art Directors Club.

Our logo featured in PRINT Regional Design Annual & TDC 54

New York: Studio Kudos logo featured in PRINT Magazine Regional Design Annual and Type Directors Club 54.


John Kudos named “Emerging Design Talent” by STEP

New York: John Kudos named “emerging design talent” by STEP Inside Design magazine


Kiki Katahira profiled in Print Regional Design Annual

New York: Kiki Katahira profiled in Print Magazine Regional Design Annual. awarded silver medal by SPD

New York: John Kudos’ online magazine,, recognized by Society of Publication Designers.


Kiki Katahira featured in HOW Magazine’s “Five Fresh Designers to Watch”

New York: Kiki Katahira featured in HOW Magazine.

Yuka Suzuki business card awarded ADC cube

New York: Kiki Katahira’s design for Yuka Suzuki’s business card selected as one Art Directors Club cube winner.


Kiki Katahira came 1st place in Adobe Design Achievement Award

New York: Kiki Katahira’s Body Exhibit posters awarded the Adobe Achievement Award.


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