BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department student Anthony DeFranco recently invited all of New York City to join him in Union Square Park for a celebration of the arrival of spring. On Saturday, March 24, DeFranco organized BubbleBath, a community event in which the public was called to blow bubbles throughout the park, transforming the stretch of downtown Manhattan into a soap-bubble filled oasis.
Several hundred people participated in the event, with the first 400 to arrive receiving free bottles of bubbles custom designed by DeFranco. The project is part of his departmental thesis, created under the guidance of faculty member James Victore, and also includes a logo, t-shirt design and Web site. “It was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life,” says DeFranco. For more information on the event, visit www.bubblebathnyc.com; photos are available on Flickr.
Image: Anthony DeFranco, photo from BubbleBath, 2007.