Last month I was invited to be part of the exhibition Material Arrangement, a Goethe Satellite at the 221A Artist Run Centre in Vancouver, curated by Jaz Halloran & Tracy Stefanucci. Fellow designer Easton West and I were flown to Vancouver to exhibit alongside Vancouver artists, Andy Chung and Christy Nyiri. All four of us had been asked to explore the role of graphic treatment in the conveyance of meaning by arranging a collection of materials — asserting that the arrangement of graphical forms is material to meaning-making in graphic design.
Through my project Shit Talk, I collected over 500 photographs of hand lettering from various public bathrooms in Berlin. The the lettering in the photos were used to design a pattern which was later applied to wallpaper and fabric to create an interior scene within the gallery.
See the full project here.