Longoland is a Philadelphia based multi disciplinary design group led by Joshua Ben Longo. He strives to create experiences steeped in curiosity, wonder, and magic through fantastical handmade objects , drawings, and spaces. 

 

Joshua currently teaches Product Design courses at Drexel University and is available for motivational lectures, creative workshops, private commissions and/or commercial work.

  • Product, Furniture, & Toy Design 
  • Concept Art & Design
  • Character Design 
  • Installations / Sculpture / Painting / Murals
  • Industrial Design / Abstract 3D Theory / Drawing / Character Workshops

Contact Longoland Below:


C.V.

b. 1981

B.I.D Industrial Design / Pratt Institute / 2003

MS Design Research / Drexel University / 2019

 

Teaching History & Workshops:

Drexel University - Westphal School of Media Arts & Design / Fulltime Faculty - Manager of the Make Lab / Product Design / Sept. 2015-Current

Pratt Institute / Visiting Instructor / Industrial Design /  Drawing & 3D Design/ May 2006-May 2012

New Jersey Institute of Technology / Adjunct Instructor / Drawing & Toy Design / Sept. 2007-Dec. 2011

Pictoplasma Berlin /  3D Character Fabric Workshop / 100 participants / Berlin April 2012

 

Lectures & Panels:

“A Ride Through My Imagin-Anus”  Pictoplasma Berlin 2012 :  Speakers included Gary Baseman, Nathan Jurevicius, Joel Trussell, Julia Pott, Raymond Lemstra, Femke Hiemstra, Florentijn Hofman, Mark Gmehling, Grant Orchard, Andy Rementer, Sauerkids & others. 45 min lecture / q & a

“Longoland: Bringin’ the Fun Since 1981″ Private Lecture for the Staff at VCCP Berlin / 2012

“Welcome To My Imagin-Anus”  Pictoplasma NYC 2011 @Parsons :  Speakers included Gary Taxali, Tim Biskup, Joel Trussell, Ben & Julia, Raymond Lemstra, Mark Jenkins, Geneviève Gauckler, Jeremyville, Allyson Mellberg Taylor, BeatBots and Jon Burgerman. 45 min lecture / q & a

“Turning Characters into Toys II” Moderated by I Heart Guts at San Diego Comic Con 2012 w/ Shawnimals, Nitin Bhargava (Kid Robot), Kris Schantz (Happy Worker), Phil Barbato, Karen Brazell (Life with Tigers)

“Turning Characters into Toys” Moderated by I Heart Guts at NY Comic Con 2011 w/ Shawnimals, Nitin Bhargava (Kid Robot), Kris Schantz (Happy Worker), Phil Barbato, Karen Brazell (Life with Tigers)

“{Net}Working: Making the Most of Your {net} Work” Pratt Institute’s 125th 2011

“Breaking In” Brooklyn Designs 2008 Brooklyn, NY / A discussion with successful Pratt Alumni including Sam Cabot Cochran, Erika Doering, Liz Kinnmark,  and Sergio Silva

 

Solo Shows:

"Daysleeping/Sleepwalking" / LMNL Gallery / Philadelphia, PA / 2016

"Hypnagogia” / Brooklyn’s Wayfarers / Brooklyn, NY / 2014

“So Hush You Little Ones” / Ra / Antwerp, Belgium / 2010

“It May Be Contagious” / Shelburne Museum / Vermont / curator: Kory Rogers / 2008

 

Group Shows:

Flatliners / Flat Color Gallery / Seattle, WA / 2015

White Monsters / Everyday Moonday Gallery / Seoul, Korea / 2014

Beasticon II / Mark Miller Gallery / NY, NY / curators: Nelson & Zito / 2014

Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery/ KAUFHAUS JANDORF / Berlin, Germany / Museum for Contemporary Art MARCO / Monterrey, Mexico /2014

Common Threads / FOE Gallery / North Hampton, MA / 2014

Curious Beasts / Clutter Gallery  / Beacon, NY / 2014

Beasticon / Mark Miller Gallery  / NY, NY / curators: Nelson & Zito / 2013

Altered Mindscapes/ Clutter Gallery  / Beacon, NY / 2013

(IN) Action Figures / Clutter Gallery / Beacon, NY / 2013

Nathan Jureviscious Presents “ScaryGirl”  Toy Tokyo / NY, NY / 2012

Pictoplasma Post Digital Monsters / Berlin, Germany / 2012

Pictoplasma Post Digital Monsters / La Gaite Lyrique / Paris, France / 2011

Pictoplasma & Cappellini Present : w/Genevieve Gauckler / Cappellini NYC / 2011

Playtime NYC/ NYC 2011

Pratt Institute / Deans Gallery: w/Natalie Lanese / Brooklyn NY / 2009

Nouveaux Monstres (Exit Festival) : Maison des Arts de Créteil / Creteil, France / Maubeuge, France / 2009

Society of Contemporary Craft : w/ Eva Funderburgh / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / 2008

Hidden Depth / Subtext Gallery / San Diego / 2007

Plush week : Gallery 1988 / Los Angeles / 2007

Brooklyn Designs : Dumbo / Brooklyn, NY / 2007

Plush You : Schmancy / Seattle, Washington / 2006

Living Spaces : Supreme Trading / Brooklyn, NY / 2006

Haute Green : Brooklyn, NY / 2006

Block Party : 267 State Street / Brooklyn, NY / 2006

Plush Week : Gallery 1988 / Los Angeles, California / 2006

In Plush We Trust : Rotofugi / Chicago, Illinois / 2005

 

Published Articles:

“Naughty Fluff : A Tale From Longoland” Pidgin Magazine #9 Princeton School of Architecture (Fall 2010) p.16-25

Press:

Surface, Milk (France), Bonbek (France), Umag (Germany), Hi-Fructose, Flaunt, Metropolis, Interior Design,  Staf (Spain)….

 

Clients:  VCCP Berlin / O2 / Pictoplasma / Playtime Paris / Zoobe / Anthropologie

 

Interview w/”WeHeart”


Interview w/We Make Money Not Art

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