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My costumes in a fashion design book with Alexander McQueen and Jean Paul Gaultier

Two of my costumes were featured in a book of fashion design along with work by style icons Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Margiela, and Thierry Mugler. The book is called “Otherworldly: Avant-Garde Fashion and Style.” It was edited by Theo-Mass Lexileictous, Sven Ehmann, and Robert Klanten. It was published by Gestalten, who produce …

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On the PADIS design competition jury in Lima, Peru

It was an honor to serve on the jury for PADIS, an award for Peruvian design organized by the Toulouse Lautrec Institute of Communication and Design in Lima. The other jurists were Sagi Haviv of the legendary brand design firm Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, award-winning Colombian architect Pablo Forero, design management consultant Steve Sato, …

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Reaction to one of my speaking engagements from an eighth grade student

I had the pleasure of speaking to an auditorium full of middle school students at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. I shared both my work and my personal experience with Loving Day. Afterwards, eighth grader Willa Ferrer wrote an impressive piece for the school newsletter entitled “Loving Day Founder Inspires Students …

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My essay in a book about mixed race and technology in mass-media

I was thrilled to contribute an essay about the convergence of design, technology, and my work on Loving Day for “Mixed Race 3.0: Risk and Reward in the Digital Age.” It’s an honor to be included in a book with so many respected academics, writers, and artists. The book was edited by Brown University Scholar …

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My Global PR Summit panel ranked second overall

I was honored to speak about “How To Create A Mass Movement” at the Global PR Summit in Miami. I presented alongside Ogilvy Global PR CEO Chris Graves, UN Women Executive Director and #HeForShe leader Elizabeth Nyamayaro, and Ogilvy Managing Partner and Dove “Real Beauty” co-creator Stephane Orhan. The audience awarded our presentation a second …

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Fast Company features my Halloween costumes

Popular business and innovation magazine Fast Company featured a retrospective of my Halloween costumes in their Co.Design section. It includes all of my costumes from 2003-2014, plus some behind-the-scenes photos I had never shared before. Thank you to John Brownlee for writing this great article. As always, you can visit the Halloween section of my …

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Two more of my students reach the Adobe Design Achievement Awards semifinals

Congratulations to two of my students: Sultanali Barodawala and Hyunjee (Chloe) Koo. Their final projects for my Motion Graphics 2 class were selected for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards semifinals. A total of nine of my students have now reached the semifinals (including these recent additions). I taught this class at Parsons The New School …

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New York City Council officially recognizes Loving Day

The New York City Council officially recognized Loving Day (the global education and diversity celebration I founded) with a 2014 resolution. It was especially meaningful since I founded Loving Day in New York City, and I host the annual Flagship Celebration here as well. Special thanks to Manhattan 4th District Council Member Daniel Garodnick for …

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Vanity Fair France features Loving Day

Loving Day was featured in an article in Vanity Fair France about Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia. Translated from the article: “Since 2004, many Americans gather every June 12 thanks to Ken Tanabe, to celebrate the Lovings’ victory and to promote diversity” (Depuis 2004, de …

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