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This past month I got to make one of my longtime dreams come true by curating an art show. The idea came from research that I did in Adam Garcia’s Design Thinking class this term. The class was focused on making design work that is participatory, and using user-generated content in our projects.

Art supply stores always have boards and scrap papers sitting in front of their pen displays, full of marks, drawings and words anonymously contributed by passerby. I collected these over the course of several months and scanned, archived and printed them all in an art show in Food for Thought gallery on Portland State campus.

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One of my favorite parts of this project was picking the names for each piece, which I chose based on words found in the pieces themselves. All of them were printed at 100% of their original size, except for the title piece, Test, which was printed at 800%. Here are some of the illustration boards:

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Hello
2012
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Just a frakes in the crowd
2012
Pen on illustration board

 

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Caroline
2012
Pen on illustration board

The full online archive is up at http://unsigned-project.tumblr.com/, check it out!