Members to Watch: Best of February
WORKING NOT WORKING
One of the top job perks of working at Working Not Working is how easy it is to come face-to-face with the hundreds of incredible ongoing and standalone projects that our members launch each month. Here are just five such projects from WNW Members that caught our eye this February.
Symptom Checker: Self-Screening as Easy as Snapping a Photo
Illustrator Ashley Lukashevsky’s Series for Planned Parenthood of NYC
Ashley Lukashevsky’s illustrations are unabashed expressions of empowerment, visual dismantlings of double standards, and exemplars of encouragement for unheard voices from every corner. Her latest series is a collaboration with Planned Parenthood of NYC.
Roma, in Book Form
Alfono Cuarón, best known as a director, won an Oscar for his cinematography on Roma. Every single frame of the film is painterly, so Assouline’s 172-page hardcover photobook is a worthwhile celebration of Roma’s visual permanence. Featuring film imagery by Alfonso Cuarón and photography by Carlos Somonte, the book is designed beautifully by WNW Member Laura Suuronen.
Right On Tracks: Feel Good Songs & Masterful Puppets from Cheerios
Right On Tracks is a series of songs from Cheerios made to help parents spark conversations with their children around kindness, inclusion, and empathy. WNW Member Johnny Kelly directed the four short animated films. All the puppets were made by master Andy Gent and his team (who had some leftover hair from making Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs).
A Valentine’s Day Series of Love, Animated
For Valentine’s Day, Justin Cassano and Great Big Story launched “Love, Animated,” a series of four shorts that are simultaneously educational and heartwarming. From gorillas matchmaking via algorithm to lesbian seagulls starting a home together in the seventies, this series manages to affirm the natural wonders of love in just four short clips.