Temporary Reminders

Recently Released

New site for the best design studio around :p

graybits.biz

09/12/2019 (08:42 pm)

Recently Watched

Gremlins (1984)

Speilbergs a dummy for producing this one

09/12/2019 (02:36 pm)

Media

09/10/2019 (03:00 pm)

Sunday Brunch - Archive

09/10/2019 (01:13 am)

Notes

the addition you sent made me feel as if i was being too formal so i’m going to start writing this in my notes app. perhaps it will lead to more text that is a little less edited. it will probably also lead to me writing in shorter but more frequent bursts.

i remember when i was in school after completing a certain project my advisor had said that it seemed like i was more concerned with the presentation of the project than the project itself. this made sense to me not only given the context (a purely hypothetical excercise, not a client project), but also the inherent nature of a design idea. it only really exists to qualify a visual system, to produce a logic, and only can be shared in a particular context (as a conceptual student project, or a solution for a client?).

perhaps the one thing i still find interesting about design is the process of mining an abstraction to reveal some sort of shared visual experience a group of people (designer, client, stakeholders) can collectively agree on. Because the visual experience is tied to some sort of utility it is rendered graphic design.

While the web is a commercial space, the specter left by its origins as a file sharing system leaves quite a bit to be experimented with in terms of defining its potential as a ‘tool’. There is an ambition to reach for something beyond the banality of advertising, or the deceptively cultural such as content (a trap i think i’ve been stuck in w/ all these portfolio sites) It’s not that content is bad, more that a portfolio site's only concern is with delivering content which is an inherent function of the web! (perhaps this means working on someone else's portfolio site is the ultimate hedonistic act for a designer). I think because this base form of utility exists we often forget that there are actual problems that the web can address by way of delivering content.

Some interesting problems a website can solve that leverage and expand on the initial intent of the web as a platform:
- how do i get to my friends house (digital maps/cartography)?
- what events are going on at an architecture biennial (calendars)
- displaying a limited collection of resources re: tax abatement in philly (curated libraries)

Each issue above speaks to areas of communication design that have been around long before the web and seem to highlight the essential reason for communication design to continue as a practice. These problems, in specific contexts require bespoke solutions.

It’s interesting that the general ideas that i’ve abstracted all appear in some form on the class site we developed together. Perhaps that carries some level of significance?

09/04/2019 (10:14 pm)

Recently Read

Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories (P.S.) by Kevin Wilson
Paperback – Deckle Edge, March 31, 2009

Pleasantly suprised to rediscover this author. I was initially introduced to wilson's work in college by a creative writing teacher.

08/30/2019 (01:20 pm)

Past/Current Projects

2019

GrayBits (Verison 3)

External Link View Details

Chicago Architecture Biennial (2019-2020)

External Link View Details

Dylan Pearce (Portfolio)

External Link View Details

Marlborough Gallery

External Link View Details

STUDIO V Architecture

External Link View Details

Partisan Records

External Link View Details

Vance Wellenstein (Portfolio)

External Link View Details

Richard Phillip Smith (Portfolio)

External Link View Details

Poems for Impending Doom

External Link View Details

Caroline Kunka (Portfolio)

External Link View Details

First Last

View Details

2018

Windows 16 Gallery

External Link View Details

ARTHUR - Trilogy

External Link View Details

Press Press Online Archive

External Link View Details

Gray Organschi Architecture

External Link View Details

Single Thread Farms

External Link View Details

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

External Link View Details

Type & Interaction: Skills

External Link View Details

Design Practice of Kia Tasbihgou

External Link View Details

Open Sessions

External Link View Details

All Work No Play

External Link View Details

Spellbinder - Ippolit

External Link View Details

Sitcom - Be The One You Love Album Release

View Details

Lever Architecture

External Link View Details

Art In The Age of the Internet

External Link View Details

2017

Stay in ur lane broke boi

External Link View Details

Colin Klockner Portfolio

External Link View Details

Still Fuzz Press Release

External Link View Details

Quincy Hammond Portfolio

External Link View Details

Adam Amram Portfolio

External Link View Details

Besan Khamis Portfolio

External Link View Details

Moses Hammer

View Details

Joel Evey Temp Site

External Link View Details

2016

Image Outliner

External Link View Details

Automation; [Application];

External Link View Details

Expressions of Doubt

External Link View Details

Daniel Santa Portfolio

External Link View Details

Sebastian Ruiz Portfolio

External Link View Details

If I Ruled The World

External Link View Details

Moses the Murderer

External Link View Details

Drawing tool #1

External Link View Details

Drawing tool # 2

External Link View Details

O-WIP 2

View Details

2015

O-WIP 1

View Details

About

Rahul S. Shinde 🇮🇳

b. 1994

Communication designer & programmer currently located in Phila. PA

Contact: rsubhashshinde at gmail dot com

Current:
[ X ] Senior designer @ GrayBits
[ X ] Freelance (??? + Rahul S. Shinde)

Past:
[ ] Part time lecturer, Parsons MPS
[ ] Freelance w/ Studio LHOOQ, GrayBits, Pathh, independent

Education:
[ ] Typography Summer School NYC 2018
[ ] A School, A Park 2018
[ ] Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA in Graphic Design 2016