We Will Imagine

We Will Imagine was a collaboration between goodgood (Karen Stein + Ben Gaydos), Matthew Shanley...


Mothlight Microcinema

When goodgood opened an office in Detroit, we noticed a lack of film venues in the...



Working with the folks at DCI (DecorCraft) in Providence, RI, we sought to update the...


Equal Exchange Coffee Cart

The Equal Exchange Free Range Café is a coffee trike/mobile café—the first of its kind...

Hearing Modernity

Hearing Modernity Website

goodgood was asked by the Harvard University Department of Music to design the identity...

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Highlight Arts

The London-based Highlight Arts (formerly Reel Festivals) is an international arts collective who organize events,...

in the community


Day of Play

We’ve been hard at work on an installation at Max Brandon Park in Flint for the Day of Play! This Saturday Max Brandon Park will play host to a day of fitness and fun.  The Friends of Max Brandon Park are partnering with the Crim Fitness Foundation’s AmeriCorps service members, Berston Bicycle Club, and several… Read more »


Art in the Parklet

Join us for Art in the Parklet, a day of art, food, and growth at the intersection of Welch and Chevrolet, reimagined as one of the new gateways to the city. See a design for temporary planters and benches, lounge on new minimalist one-board chairs, participate in plantings of flowers, shrubs, and grasses, and be… Read more »


Post! goodgood at MOCAD

Karen and Ben of goodgood hosted a workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on February 16th. Press Release: Create mailable art with secret messages and fantastic visions! Young artists are invited to join goodgood for a Family Day to create packaged letters out of paper, ink, and ephemera to send to a loved… Read more »


FP3 Gallery Presents Elisa H. Hamilton: To The Heart Of It

ELISA HAMILTON, Artist KAREN STEIN SHANLEY, goodgood, Exhibition Curator July 25 – October 25, 2013 Opening Reception: July 25, 6:00-8:00pm FP3 Gallery 346 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 Monday- Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-2   FP3 Gallery is pleased to present To the Heart of It, a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Elisa… Read more »


Mothlight Microcinema

When goodgood opened an office in Detroit, we noticed a lack of film venues in the immediate downtown corridor. So we started working with local filmmakers – including perennial collaborator Julia Yezbick – to found Mothlight Microcinema. We screen experimental and avant-garde, fiction, documentary, and animated videos and films every month from our office downtown. goodgood detroit also designed… Read more »


Boston Children’s Museum: Listener

goodgood’s newest collaboration with New American Public Art and Matthew Shanley sponsored by Fort Point Arts Community! Go check it out next time you’re near the Boston Children’s Museum!

in the news


Pirates & Cheerleaders in Flint!

Work by goodgood co-founder, Ben Gaydos, along with collaborations with friends, colleagues and students will be on display in Flint, Michigan until 9/18, with a reception this Friday 6-8pm! Pirates & Cheerleaders! Adventures in Place-Based Design collects 10 years of design practice and pedagogy by Ben Gaydos, (Assistant Professor of Design, University of Michigan –… Read more »


Pirates & Cheerleaders in California!

Ben from goodgood will be speaking at the Pando Populus Conference in Claremont California in early June. As part of the “Design for Social Innovation” track, his lecture and workshop (Pirates & Cheerleaders) will present a collection of projects which take an anthropological approach to the design process, adapting ethnographic techniques such as participant observation,… Read more »


goodgood Named A Winner in Latest Regional Design Annual Awards

From us: Huzzah!! ––––––––––––– From PRINT: Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual spotlights the best and boldest American design. [Cincinnati] – A Media Archaeology of Boston, a project designed by goodgood design for the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Documentary Educational Resources, was chosen as one of the 350 best designs in the U.S. in the… Read more »


Cut & Paste: Lansing City Pulse

From Lansing City Pulse, 10/22/14 New art exhibit celebrates Michigan’s place in the Rust Belt As much as we all care for our Great Lakes State, Michigan can certainly be associated with a lot of terrible things: Economic decline, population loss and urban decay, to name a few. But here we sit, smack dab in… Read more »


‘Illuminus’ lights up SoWa with artful projections: Boston Globe

From The Boston Globe, 10/23/14 Enormous, luminous beetles will crawl over the 75-foot-tall façade of an old power station on Harrison Avenue on Saturday night. Don’t be alarmed, it isn’t an invasion of mutant arthropods. It’s an art installation: Claire Eder’s light projection, “Beetles,” one of many projects and performances that make up “Illuminus: Nuit… Read more »


Awesome Without Borders!

We’re excited to announce that goodgood detroit’s collaborative cinema project, Mothlight Microcinema, was a recent recipient of an Awesome Without Borders grant. Delighting Detroit moviegoers, by putting the awesome work of local filmmakers front and center. Cameras are rolling in Motor City! The magic of the silver screen is taking an independent turn in Detroit,… Read more »