Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pic popsicles

MCAD's identity includes a large system of graphic elements called "pics." My current assignment in DesignWorks is to design a bunch of posters that will go in the permanent frames around the school, and a triptych at the top of a main staircase. The posters will go up after commencement and be up throughout the summer during youth programs, so I chose to create pic ice cream bars–"pic popsicles"–out of clay and stage a photo shoot with a mock ice cream cart and MCAD students holding the pic popsicles, looking like they're having the most fun they've ever had, of course. The triptych will be a collaboration with Alex Roche who is making cut paper patterns out of the same six pics which will serve as streamers that decorate the ice cream cart and can be used as framing elements for the posters. Here is my progress so far!

Monday, May 4, 2009