A Day At the LACMA The Creative Team Goes On A Field Trip

Last Friday, while our IT guys were updating our Creative Suite software, the Knock Knock creative team decided to play (classy) hooky.

We took a field trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), to see the “California Design, 1930-1965: Living In a Modern Way” exhibition, a part of the museum’s Pacific Standard Time series. The exhibit embodied the furniture, graphic design, fashion, and overall creative outpour of post-World War II culture stemming from California. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, definitely check it out. (And if you’re an Eames enthusiast, you don’t want to miss it.) The exhibition ends 6/3.

The entrance. That’s a 1936 Airstream Clipper on the right. And our creative director Craig to the slight left of it.


Our designers. Alexis looks at before and after pics of the Los Angeles population boom between 1922 and 1930. And Brad reads about how the era influenced graphic design.


The Ice Gun is one of my personal favorites.


The original 1962 Barbie Dream House.


Our assistant editor Kate watches a vintage commercial for the Polaroid Swinger.




We also had a chance to see Metropolis II, with 100,000 toy cars “driving” around the city. With scaled-down, frenzied traffic that’s undoubtedly overwhelming, us Los Angelenos can certainly relate to the piece. Check out the video of it below.


Finally, we wrapped up the afternoon with lunch and sangria at the Original Farmers Market. What a delicious day.