A laboratory for ideas.

This project will shed light on how branding acts as a veneer placed on otherwise mundane products by presenting simple, functional, and timeless objects for sale within a captivating physical and digital environment. The goal of this project is to initiate a conversation around socially-driven consumption in a late capitalist era.

about the artists

Christian Dutilh is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and musician. He is co-founder of Composite Co., a design studio based in Washington, DC that focuses on branding, graphic design, and interiors projects, working predominantly in the arts and culture sectors. His work tends to be highly conceptual. He sees the future of design as being less about image-making and more about solving problems and challenging people. He holds a BA in International Relations from the College of William & Mary.

Jacob Weinzettel is an artist, graphic designer, and co-founder of Composite Co., a design studio based in Washington, DC that focuses on branding, graphic design, and interiors projects, working predominantly in the arts and culture sectors. His work is inspired by neuroaesthetics, the burgeoning field of research surrounding how the brain perceives and analyzes visual stimuli and ascribes value to it. He holds a BA in Biology from Wheaton College and has participated in Typography Summer School in New York and A School, A Park in Montreal.

 

Dates

January 18, 2019 - March 24, 2018

Location

Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001