On Banality, on Metaphor
October 27, 2012
10pm til 
The Autumn Bowl

Photography by Naho Kubota

Installation curated by  NBNY   

Music by dj N-Ron, Jon Santos  and “The Usual Band” 

Open Bar 

Costume Competition juried by :

Saskia Bos, Alejandro Zaera Polo, Charles Renfro and Eva Franch









Check out our Metaphor Tumblr

or our first Party Bibliography



Storefront thanks all its guests for coming to 2012 Critical Halloween. 


Votes for Best Critical Halloween Costume 2012 went to winners
Ted and Lisa Landrum, dressed as Architecture’s Open Hand.
The winners recieved a complimentary subscription to DOMUS. 

View DOMUS online post-event costume competition here

Competition photography by Naho Kubota.






Committe Members



Daniel Arsham

Serge Becker

Dror Benshetrit

Benjamin Critton

Family + PlayLab + POOL

Formless Finder

Stephanie Goto

Seth & Ariane Harrison, HAt

Adam Hayes, Openshop

Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, MODU


Lizzie Hodges and Marc McQuade

Jiminie Ha, W/– Projects


Molly Heintz

Jack Hogan

HWKN, Critical Firm

Florian Idenburg, SO-IL  Critical Firm

Prem Krishnamurthy

Lisa + Ted Landrum

Jing Liu, SO-IL, Critical Firm

Chris and Dominic Leong, Leong Leong

James Lowder

Charles Renfro, DS+R,  Critical Firm


Alex Mustonen, Snarkitecture

Peter J. Russo

Ramses S. Serrano / Stribling & Associates

Troy Conrad Therrien

Alexei Tylevich

Giancarlo Valle

Melinda Wang

Jacob Wildschioedtz

Karen Wong

Michael Young







2 Ways to get Free tickets: 

a/ Send us via facebook your costume idea. The best 3 ideas got a free ticket to the event.  


b/ Send us a GIF addressing the theme Banality/Metaphor. Selected Gifs were on display throughout the night and the best 3 Gifs were given a free ticket to the event.









Sponsored by 
Dougs logo
Special Thanks to 


Cocktails by 


Cruzen Effen Grolsch Hornitos











Selected GIFS were showcased at the 2012 Critical Halloween Event that took place on October 27, 2012 at The Autumn Bowl.


Gif Specifications:

10 seconds, 640×640 pixels.