Well this has been fun! My latest paper with Leo Hickey has been getting a bit of press, and was featured on iO9 and the New York Times Science Page! A while back I posted an entry about the known …
This was never the plan. Before graduating I was offered a position at a well established brand-identity firm on the East coast, but school had left me exhausted with the idea of pursuing a career in the field. I was passionate about making films, though, so I turned down the job offer and went off to pursue my dream while delivering furniture on the side. After a year, the money dried up, and it became obvious to anyone with a set of eyes and ears that directing wasn’t my forte. I went back to work doing what I knew best, and for over a year and a half laid out catalogs and charts for biomedical equipment at a small agency near where I grew up. Eventually, the economy sagged, and my hours were steadily reduced until I was finally let go.
So I committed myself to making a movie poster a day. Or at least trying. I didn’t want to run away from my problems, but stewing in them only prolonged the mess I was in. My days needed focus and structure. All that mattered was finding purpose and making the process fun: to create a project similar to what I’d done in college, but without having to adhere to anyone’s definition of good design other than my own. This project was for me, and I had enough going on already that I didn’t need to throw hesitation or concern over other people’s opinion into the mix. But I did want to be held accountable to some degree, so all of the work was uploaded to a no frills website that only a few friends were given the address to.
Honesty Is Still In Style, a 2012 artist book by the Australia-based artist Keg de Souza. See more of her work here.
a book about collecting family stories and blurry childhood memories