Outside of common design practice and common design media, where many projects are conventionally print-based and initiated by clients or other entities, these works stem from our own interests in identity as well as from notions of whimsy, popular culture, language and typography.
Flip-pant | Star, Pyramid, Rectangular Prism | Based on the Filipino holiday craft of rolled cutout paper modules, Flip-pant presents the traditional star shape as well as new forms, facilitated by modifications made to the core module shape. Flip is an anti-Filipino sentiment and term that has been reclaimed by some Filipino-Americans.
Meta Memes | Explores the recognizability of the typography and language associated with memes. The language often consists of well-known dialogue quips from film, television, and social media. The typographic style is so familiar that a meme is still recognizable as such without an image, which typically accompanies it.
Viva Grammar | This work intends to highlight quirks in grammar through the use of humor and a ubiquitous medium (tee shirts). It explores methods of dissemination (and flipping them). As its premise, grammar awareness is extended (from the textbook, formal classroom setting, and school-age years) to the everyday and through the informal vehicle of the commonplace tee. Then, these tee-shirts, considered to be simple lowbrow clothing, are presented in the highbrow setting of a gallery.
Type Prêt-à-Porter | Collaboration with artist Nora Renick-Rinehart | Distinction: STA 100 selection | Type is utilized to form the main structure or feature in clothing items—items of color and style, which comprise aspects of an exterior face, or outward identity. The color palette is CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black), the colors of ink used in printing presses and other forms of print production.