Type & Media is a class I helped rewrite with Profs Maria Giuliani and Genevieve Hitchings. We took the old classes Typography 1 and Publication Media and massaged them into a lovely mélange of type, tech, and hand skills. I contributed my thinking on carving and drawing type for the beginning along with the use of zines (or chapbooks) as a format for later work. This is the second semester it has run, and I am still tweaking my approach to the material. For the chapbook, I had the students think about their Five Year Plan–this way they could do some constructive thinking about their own careers while fulfilling the assignment. We also turned the chapbooks into animations or interactive PDFs to help the students get into the idea of interaction design.
My idea was chosen to be in the Cultural ReProducers: Propositions, Manifestos & Experiments zine.
I drew these for someone with whom I thought I was in love. She was moving to the New York to be closer to me and some other friends, and she was bringing her pets. When she told me she had finally decided to come, I drew these in one fevered evening straight onto copy paper I had stolen from work and sent them the next day. This was how I pitched woo. Ah, youth! These are intended to be trifold brochures.
I created Lil Bird – a short, neurotic antihero of a canary – at the end of a chaotic period. I had no money at the time, so I just used scrap paper from the recycling bin and churned out dozens and dozens of these bits and made a few zines out of them.