Controlled Chaos in Painting of Chrissy Angliker

Chrissy Angliker is a Brooklyn based Swiss Artist. Aged sixteen, after years of study under the Russian artist Juri Borodachev, she moved to the USA.. There she studied Fine Art at the Walnut Hill School and eventually received a degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute.

I started painting seriously when I was 13, then I studied design in school and began designing professionally. When it got to the point where I was successful enough to live off of my designs, I started to realize something was missing — and I knew it was painting. So, I quit my job, started painting again for the first time in six years, and started to figure out how to slowly change my life so that could be my focus. I just realized this is what I loved and it might not be the most rational way of living, but it was an undeniable thing.  via

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The very last part of my senior projects from last semester to share with you all: 

I decided to create an illustrated album packaging for a fictional double-album release from the Local Natives. The album art for both Gorilla Manor and Hummingbird have been re-imagined and combined into one with the use of a Turkish paper-folding technique.

The album packaging also features original hand-lettering and illustrated record sleeves and labels.


The week leading up to the Pratt Show was pretty insane. After Senior Survey, we only had one week to prepare for it! So in the midst of packing, moving, printing, and setting up – I also had to cut up over a hundred promos by hand ha!

But in the end, it was all worth the work and I am so proud of all my friends that were in the show!

Big thanks to ComD, my teachers and Pratt for giving me the opportunity to show my work!

You da best~


Jake Terrell is a Brooklyn-based artist and student, currently studying Communications Design with a focus on Illustration at Pratt Institute. He was born and raised in Southern California.

“My work mostly stems from a lot of time spent interpreting things I enjoy, like various books, comics, TV shows, films, etc.” He attributes a lot of his current interests in sequential art to an upbringing heavily saturated in anime / manga and other forms of cartoons and animation. “I’ve always been fascinated by cartooning, especially comics, although I’ve only recently started taking a more serious stab at it. I used a lot of rulers, triangles and architectural / geometric inking templates.”

Recently, he’s been doing a weekly serial comic for Comic Workbook (, which he’s pretty stoked on. There might a little book coming out soon with the help of the kind folks over at FLRV collective. “I’m working on several other little projects here and there, so hopefully those will bubble up relatively soon as well. Maybe some long format stuff, we’ll see!” / /


Cradle Bench by Megan Czaja, from Pratt Institute in NY, USA

Maple wood veneer bench, wool upholstered cushion. Made with one mold, fully collapsible for flat packing. This bench was designed and hand crafted while attending the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

See more of her work here:


We stumbled across fashion designer Aza Ziegler through her Instagram posts of her newest collection ‘Calle del Mar’, and we got hooked.  Aza’s pastel pops, intricate embellishments, and flirty silhouettes give us the perfect California vibe.  What we couldn’t help but notice, though, was her addition of Vans Authentics in her lookbook and runway show at the Pratt Institute.  We talked with the young designer about her journey and inspirations.

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2015 Pratt GAUD Exhibition Floating Installation by  SOFTlab 

Leadered by Michael Szivos and Ryan Whitby–both of new york city’s SOFTlabPratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture & Urban Design program conformed an art installation that explores digital fabrication methods as while showcasing the previous year’s student work. 

The hanging installation was made of over 800 panels. These were each custom laser cut, assembled, and clad with custom cut images. Each panel rotates through a CNC cut disk, two strings, and a weight that keeps the panel aligned. The overall form of the piece is vaulted creating cavities for visitors to explore the work as well as view the models below. By faulting the volume it not only references the gravity driven nature of the piece but also allows visitors to be immersed in the paneled volume without disturbing them. 

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Pratt Institute abandoned its students. Please help us out.


For nearly 30 years, my college, Pratt Institute, has hosted their annual Pratt Show that allowed highly talented student artists and designers to meet distinguished employers, clients, and other various industry professionals — with tremendous success. This year, for no apparent reason, they’ve cancelled it, despite our lengthy efforts to reach out and understand — and denied all our attempts to bring it, or anything similar, back. It’s scary and frustrating, since this is a huge way for us to find work.

It’s my personal request to ask you all to consider signing a petition we’ve spent carefully making over the past few weeks since we received news of this (which was the FIRST DAY of the spring semester, my last semester, despite knowing about canceling it for some time.) We could really use your help, whether you come from an art background or not. You could be a part of what may make the administration listen to us. Thank you so much.



Aldana Ferrer Garcia has designed for city dwellers something we didn’t even know we wanted. Her “Hopper Window” turns your strange smell evacuator into a skylight lounge. This might be as close as I’ll ever get to the living situation in Hey Arnold, and I’d do anything for the slice of heaven that was my man’s room.



This is Coreta. A student at Pratt Institute studying Industrial design. She just moved to NYC from Chengdu Shi, China and loves the diversity in food, culture and people that make up NYC. This makes her want to stay longer.
Goat-inspired prosthetic leg is designed to give rock climbers better footing

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For all the neural-controlled, bluetooth-enabled and sport-specific prosthetics humanity has designed over the years, one thing remains constant: most of of them are lousy for climbing rock faces. Design student Kai Lin learned this while researching artificial limbs in a prosthetic-design class at Pratt Institute — traditional leg prosthetics don’t have enough grip or articulation to facilitate effective climbing. Lin’s solution to the problem is almost elegant in its simplicity. He designed a prosthetic leg inspired by one of nature’s best rock climbers: the mountain goat.

Why a goat? Well, aside from the amazing YouTube videos one can find of the creatures scaling near vertical rock faces, Lin found that the cupped surface of the goat’s hooves create natural suction on hard surfaces. Better still, the hard outer shell gives the animals stable footing on steep rocks. Inspired by the hoof, Lin created three prototype stilts to help him refine the footing for his prosthetic design, eventually settling on a mid-sized foot with a hoof-like sole.

Does it work? Unfortunately, we don’t know just yet. Lin is still in the design phase, and hasn’t reached the point where he’s comfortable producing a working prototype. When he does finish the design, he plans on calling the prosthetic Klippa — Swedish for “cliff.” You can check out the student’s design work at the Pratt Institute link at the source link below.

[Image credit: Kai Lin, Pratt Institute]

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