Intentionally left empty to be sold at stores in children's candy aisles. Shoppers would come across this empty box and be faced with the facts regarding rates of hungry, malnourished, and starving children globally while attempting to partake in feeding their own children excess sugary snacks. Each box purchased would have proceeds going to feed hungry children around the world instead.
"We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better." - Mitt Romney
America is based on this idea that all are welcome; the statue of liberty stands to say Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. But in this age we are becoming more and more closed off, opposing the very ideas we claim to stand for. The irony holds true that our claims are not how we appear and instead we have created a box for ourselves instead of being as open as many dream.
A set of three 24x36 posters designed around TV food personality Alton Brown. The posters contain a set of catch phrases and the name of the variety show tour 'Alton Brown Live'. Constructed out of post-it notes in reference to the way Brown communicates with fans via Twitter, a map of the United states points to the stops on two legs of the tour. Each destination is made out of popcorn kernels, an ingredient highlighted in the show.
Poster series juxtaposing topics of interest with opposing ideas - analog vs. digital, handmade vs. computer generated
Georges Perec's Text
"Arranging One's Books" - Include the whole text and apply it to organizing your own library.
The first place to start in organizing a library are the books, next are the book shelves. In creating this pieces, organizing books becomes interactive again: should they be by color, alphabetically, by publication date? Perec takes the reader through this thought process and that journey can be taken through the interaction with the miniature bookshelf. In order to read the text the books must come out but by the end, with some help with Perec, some advice can be taken about how to put them all back.
Partner off and create a new piece based off of a combination of both of your design styles. Take their work and make it your own while still maintaining their voice.
This series of photographs was taken over the course of one semester. Each graduate student received the same three compartment desk drawer at the start of the semester. Each page of this publication explores how an individual occupied this identical space over time, unknowingly being observed and photographed.