Living Aids


When I first arrived in the 2D Design department at Cranbrook, the only place I really had to print was an old, much abused 4 color xerox machine. The only 2 colors they had left was black and red, so those became my color scheme for my pieces. I slowly worked out the language and brand ideas on a series of these small packets, quickly losing the unfortunate title of “Living Aid.’  I also quickly brought back the hand-drawn logo.

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Libby Clarke is an artist, designer, and educator living in Maplewood, NJ. She received her BFA in Printmaking from James Madison University and her MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Professionally, Libby has worked as an interaction art director for over 15 years for such companies as and She was an Assistant Professor at the New York College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. She also served as the Director of the Studio School of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. As an artist, Libby has produced a series of multi-media conceptual products under the name Monstress Productions since 1996. She gives workshops and lectures across the United States on the intersection of art, activism, and technology, and her pieces are exhibited and collected internationally.