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A buddy of mine gave me his old Pantone matching system a couple years back. I've always admired it since its an old one and it has used marks from when he used to work at a print making shop. 

I've had the idea of taking this system and color matching it with walls that I see around the city for a while and I finally had little time to execute it. 

The idea is simple: Color match the wall with the Pantone code, cut out the Pantone color, and let the wall be the color (that was cut out). Nothing crazy conceptual, just good 'ol fun. I'll be posting more as I go.

 Pantone 180U / Wood Fence

Pantone 180U / Wood Fence

 Pantone 664C / Kitchen Wall

Pantone 664C / Kitchen Wall

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Foreword Show

On May 13/14 we had our showcase "Foreword". It was a two day event in which the students from the spring 2016 graduating class had the chance to showcase their work to professionals, friends, and families. With 500+ people showing up, merchandise sold, beer and wine drunk, and many selfies/trending posts/snapchats later, the show was a success. 

More pictures and videos will be posted soon, but for now , here is a sneak peek.

Type That Kills

I've always had an interest in the juxtaposition of things, especially in design. To make a serious subject beautiful is a difficult task, but when pulled off is admirable. 

The "Type That Kills" project was juxtaposing the idea of a serial killer and his style in which he writes his threatening messages to his victims. Many times whether its in the movies or in real life we see killers writing messages to their victims in a scratchy and messy style, projecting their hate toward the victim. But what if that wasn't the case? What if this killer was typographically anal about his message?. What if he hated the victim, but couldn't create a messy message? Maybe the killer enjoyed typography too much? Maybe he has an appreciation for design?

The real question is, is it more scary? Does it send out a creepier tone to the victim, knowing that the killer spent so much time on this message? Should the victim be worried even more?

With this in mind I created this series. Enjoy!

Door: Hand carved.

Hallway: Painted with "make up blood" .

Mirror: Mixture of vinyl, clear coat spray paint, and mist. 

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Post Its

I have a weird obsession with post its. Personally, I think the are the best think since sliced bread. You can write anything you want, buy it any colors you like, and stick it where ever you please. To a normal person that might not be so "out of this world" but to a person that needs to write down things so they don't forget (me), its the best.

Even though I'd like to think that I have a good memory (everyone does) unfortunately, it is not always true. Naturally, I forget a lot of things. Its not because I'm not organized or I'm not paying attention, but because its just how I am, and I have figured out over the years that the best way to beat that memory or lack of memory is to write it down and put it somewhere that I can see it. I have made notes or lists and put them up on the fridge, the restroom mirror, my wallet, my pockets, the door, and the most commonly used, my desk.

So I thought it'd be fun to do a little fun side project reflecting both my love for post its and my terrible memory. I bought a bunch more and started to randomly place them on my desk. I decided to use this quote by Robert Louis Stevenson because I feel it reflects both the thought of me having a good memory but the true fact that in reality, my memory is useless. Finally, I went with a script style/design because 1. I feel it reflects the quote and 2. its been a while since I've done any kind of calligraphy.

Enjoy.


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