THE SECRET GARDEN | COLLABORATION
This project took place just outside of Arnhem, Netherlands. It was assigned to a group of 13 designers from the University of Wisconsin-Stout by Design Studio: Catalogtree. In teams of 2-3, we developed methods to find statistics based on the Jardin d'Email sculpture made by Jean Dubuffet at the Kröller-Müller Museum.
For my portion I was paired with Eliza Pommer. Because the park is such an abstract vision (based on teeth enamel) it was difficult to accurately summarize the surroundings. The things that we noted were that sculpture was immense, organic and filled with people of all ages to climb or enjoy. To try and collect that perspective, we asked over 30 people if they could draw what they thought was the shape of the sculpture. After collecting that data, we did an average of the scales and shapes. Our layer was added to the screen printed poster that was then printed at Plaatsmaken in Arnhem, Netherlands.
DUTCH CONTEMPORARY DESIGN @ UW-STOUT
Thirteen students from the University of Wisconsin-Stout participated in this faculty-led course. We were led by Alex DeArmond and Vadim Gershman through Holland and Belgium meeting contemporary designers, touring museums and famous architectural buildings. During this course we learned a lot about the niche of Dutch Contemporary Design and the mentality of the Werkplaats Typographie. As an outcome for the course, all thirteen designers have three projects both group and invidiual that we will be combining into a joint publication.
Workshop One: The Secret Garden
Workshop Two: Typography of Amsterdam
Workshop Three: The Just Judges