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Re3StoryHack: A Hackathon for Storytellers with a Conscience

Re3StoryHack: A Hackathon for Storytellers with a Conscience

Oct 06, 2013

The most important issues deserve the best storytellers.Our Hyperakt team , along with our friends from Parsons, Vizzuality, and Blue Ridge Foundation believe that it is time to expand the boundaries of justice-focused persuasive storytelling. We asked change-makers from nonprofits, foundations, and act ...
Ford Child Marriage Map on TIME

Ford Child Marriage Map on TIME

Jun 29, 2012 | New Work

The interactive world map on child marriage that we designed as part of the Ford Foundation's 2011 Annual Report is featured in Time. We're proud to help shed light on such an important issue, one that devastates tens of millions of women worldwide.The map links research from dozens of NGOs all around the world, and h ...
Our Work to be Featured at Cooper Hewitt

Our Work to be Featured at Cooper Hewitt

Jun 27, 2011

Our map of the Guangzhou BRT will be included in the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum's forthcoming exhibition "Design for the Other 90%". "Of the world's total population of 6.5 billion, 5.8 billion people, or 90%, have little or no access to most of the products and services many of us take for granted; in fact, ...
Hyperakt Helps Geneva Celebrate Inauguration

Hyperakt Helps Geneva Celebrate Inauguration

Jan 20, 2009

Hyperakt is in the news in Geneva again. Maya Samara and Geneva for Obama put on a huge inaugural party at the Confédération Centre. Over 600 happy people attended and our t-shirts and posters were in high demand. The Tribune de Geneve had lots to say about it. If only we could speak French.
Flavorwire Covers Billboard for the People Campaign

Flavorwire Covers Billboard for the People Campaign

Jan 20, 2009

Flavorwire, a blog featuring cultural news and critique, wrote up our Billboard for the People Initiative in an article titled "Obama and the Wheatpaste Lobby." Here's a little nugget from the article:"If you weren't in DC to celebrate the inauguration and gawk at the artwork our new president has already spawned, take hear ...
1000 Obama Posters. Over 75 NYC Locations

1000 Obama Posters. Over 75 NYC Locations

Jan 13, 2009 | Announcements

Hyperakt created Billboard for the People, a campaign to publicly congratulate president-elect Obama through grassroots, outdoor advertising media in New York City. We'll place 1000 Obama posters at over 75 NYC locations! The posters will go up on January 10th and will remain up until January 27th, 2009. They will appear in ...
Deroy Peraza's Work at Manifest Hope DC

Deroy Peraza's Work at Manifest Hope DC

Jan 13, 2009 | Hyperaktivists

Hyperakt's Deroy Peraza has been invited to participate in Manifest Hope DC, taking place in Georgetown during the weekend before the presidential inauguration. Several of Deroy's pieces will be included along with artists such as House Industries, Luba Lukova, Ray Noland, Robert Indiana, Ron English, Shepard Fairey and Zol ...
We Made History Poster on the Front Page of Le Temps

We Made History Poster on the Front Page of Le Temps

Nov 05, 2008

Our newest poster, We Made History, celebrating Barack Obama's Presidential election victory last night, is on the front page of LeTemps, the website of a leading Swiss newspaper. Deroy designed the poster as election results came in. A limited edition of 100 signed, silkscreen prints is available for each of four color com ...
Hyperakt Brings Hope to Geneva

Hyperakt Brings Hope to Geneva

Nov 01, 2008 | Hyperaktivists

Deroy is in Geneva, for the opening of our 'New Hope' exhibit at the Flux Laboratory. The show is getting some love from the Swiss press. He was interviewed by Television Suisse Romande (TSR), the main French language channel in Switzerland. Le Temps, one of Switzerland's leading daily newspapers printed a half page article ...
Hyperakt Goes Global with First International Exhibit

Hyperakt Goes Global with First International Exhibit

Oct 06, 2008 | Announcements

Hyperakt has been invited to exhibit its political posters and socially engaged art work at Geneva, Switzerland's Flux Laboratory arts & business gallery. The show, entitled 'The New Hope,' will open November 1, 2008 and run until November 17, 2008.Read the Press ReleaseCheck out our flickr photostream for more images.
Hyperakt at the Democratic National Convention

Hyperakt at the Democratic National Convention

Aug 18, 2008 | Announcements

Deroy's 'New Hope' posters have gotten a lot of attention from all over the world ever since we posted them up on our blog. Recently, we were asked by the Manifest Hope Gallery to submit the poster for display in their exhibit at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO. Partnered with MoveOn.org, the Manif ...
Hyperinformed

Hyperinformed

Apr 14, 2008

We love our information at Hyperakt. From design blogs to technology, music and pop culture, we are constantly devouring new information. To make things a bit more efficient, we've created a Netvibes Universe with all our favorite feeds; all nicely organized, and best of all, its public.
Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2007

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2007

Oct 20, 2007

The 11th Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour was a huge success! More than 3,500 visitors and over 140 artists participated. Visitors of A.G.A.S.T. have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture & more i ...
Brooklyn Shoppers, Come on Down to Hypermarket!

Brooklyn Shoppers, Come on Down to Hypermarket!

Jan 01, 2007

The addition of the Hypermarket retail space to the design studio at 401 Smith Street blurs the boundaries between Graphic Design, Architecture, Industrial Design and Fashion; a reflection of how Hyperakt creators Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser approach their work. We filled the shop with furniture, jewelry, clothing and art ...
Hypermarket Soft Opening

Hypermarket Soft Opening

Nov 20, 2006

Take a sneak peek at Hypermarket, our new design boutique for friends and family.
Hyperakt Proposes Smith Street Mural

Hyperakt Proposes Smith Street Mural

Oct 27, 2006

invent. rethink. create is a tribute to the creative community that lives in our neighborhood, and an optimistic call to action and reminder for the community at large. The mural's simplicity, universality, and scale will immediately engage passersby and transmit its constructive message. The site will become an area landma ...
Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2006

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2006

Oct 21, 2006

Visitors of A.G.A.S.T. have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture & etc. in their own working studio environment. Artist studios are located in large industrial buildings as well as garages, brownst ...
Transit Garden Opens with Signage Designed by Hyperakt

Transit Garden Opens with Signage Designed by Hyperakt

Oct 13, 2006 | New Work

A local neighborhood association asked us to help out with the signage for the Transit Garden, a local community space across the street from our studio that is right next to the elevated subway tracks. It's a great public space in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn which hosts events throughout the year.
Hyperakt Proposes Smith Street Farmer's Market

Hyperakt Proposes Smith Street Farmer's Market

May 01, 2006

We recently noticed the lack of fresh vegetables in the surrounding neighborhood after a few supermarkets gave way to mega-pharmacies and decided to create a proposal for a weekend fresh fruit and vegetable market across the street from our studio. There is a very wide sidewalk across the street from the studio next to the ...
Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2005

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2005

Oct 22, 2005

Visitors of A.G.A.S.T. have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture, and more in their own working studio environment. Artist studios are located in large industrial buildings as well as garages, brow ...
Art On & Off Smith

Art On & Off Smith

Jun 04, 2005

Art On & Off Smith

Art On & Off Smith

Nov 19, 2004

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2004

Annual Gowanus Artist Studio Tour 2004

Oct 23, 2004

Visitors of A.G.A.S.T. have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the creators of photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, video, ceramics, glass, installation, paintings, sculpture, and more in their own working studio environment. Artist studios are located in large industrial buildings as well as garages, brow ...
PJ Loughran Illustration Exhibition at 401

PJ Loughran Illustration Exhibition at 401

Jul 23, 2004

Hyperakt and Atelier present PJ Loughran's "Cowboy Portraits," limited edition giclee prints and ink drawings on paper. PJ's work will be on display from July 22nd - August 18th. The opening reception will take place Saturday July 24th, 7:00 @ 9:00 PM.
Sara Domenech Jewelry Exhibition at 401

Sara Domenech Jewelry Exhibition at 401

Jul 09, 2004

Having left her profession as a sculptor, Domenech strives in her current conceptual work to adorn the human body. Adapting her sculptural pieces to the scale of the body, she succeeds in transforming them into these small prostheses we call jewelry. "From Sculpture to Jewelry" incorporates over 100 pieces made of various m ...
Refuse: New Products, Old Materials

Refuse: New Products, Old Materials

Apr 17, 2004

REfUSE is the first exhibition at 401, Hyperakt's new Smith Street studio. All objects on display were made from recycled materials. The show features glass bottle coat hangers by Sybille Homann (Hamburg, Germany), bags made from vinyl advertising banners by Demano (Barcelona, Spain) and bags made from inner tubes by Cyclus ...
Deroy Peraza Co-Founds Art4Now

Deroy Peraza Co-Founds Art4Now

Oct 05, 2003 | Hyperaktivists

Art4Now strives to create ways for students who reside in New York City's economically under-resourced neighborhoods to explore, express, and develop their voices through art. Art4Now is a non-profit arts education organization that supplements and expands existing school curricula to create a hands-on program for inner-cit ...