Urban legend: Sewer Alligator

Urban legend: Sewer Alligator

New York City is home to a number of creepy things, and according to urban legend — alligators. For as long as NYC has had sewers, stories of alligators living in them have circulated. There’s multiple variation on the stories, ranging from migrating...

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Collection | Stick/stones

Collection | Stick/stones

Other than stories and mythes there are sayings that originate from our living habits and history. The saying ‘sticks and stones won’t break my bones’ is used as example and made into a scarf, buttons and posters.  ...

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Urban Legend: Exploding cactus

Urban Legend: Exploding cactus

Inspired by the urban legend about people bringing ‘exploding cactuses’ in their homes from garden centers made me think about the mass production and sales from plants at big concerns such as Ikea. The design from this urban legend is based on the...

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Urban legend: Acid business

Urban legend: Acid business

Urban legend goes: ‘Viral alerts warn of criminals using business cards or slips of paper soaked in a potent street drug called burundanga (also known as scopolamine) to incapacitate victims before attacking them.’ The design visualizes a ‘magical...

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Project: Urban legends

Project: Urban legends

An urban legend is a form of modern folklore consisting of fictional stories, often with macabre elements deeply rooted in local popular culture. These legends can be used for entertainment purposes, as well as for semi-serious explanations for random events such as...

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Studio Kyte is an independent graphic design studio founded by Kimberley Rutjes (1988). She developed her own signature after finishing her education at ArtEZ Graphic Design in Arnhem. Studio Kyte is inspired by unexpected influences. Subjects like urban legends, historical events and sayings are a big inspiration. Tangible and analogue art is being made from a conceptual point of view. The designs are carefully made and can be altered to fit the wishes of the clients. 

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