Gail Swanlund Poster

Graduate Work

In a number of projects, I’ve been interested in setting up systems that graphic design can come out of.

So, for this poster, for a 2004 lecture by Gail Swanlund, I created a set of elements – several versions of all the typographic elements as well as some illustrations – and made the digital files available to other design students. Anyone was free to work on the poster, but they could only work on one of the two layers. That meant that no one could have too much control over the poster’s outcome. At the end of one week, I made screens from the resulting designs and screen printed the two colors of the poster.