Last year last semester week 14

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Finishing touch

The magazine is done. Chris and I went through the whole thing and did the final detailing. We uploaded it to the printer on Tuesday and felt no relief. I think it’s because you don’t get anything tangible. Even the receipt they send to you is just an email that gets filed away into a folder or deleted. Once the our copies of the magazine arrive I’m sure we’ll feel differently.

The “Future”

The sketchbook project in Illustration was about the theme of “future” this week. Mike took a large sheet of paper and placed it at the front of the room and he had all of us work on a communal drawing. He brought in some printmaker’s ink and rollers so we were stencilling all over it. I made some patterns and turned some triangles in a robot. There’s a photo of the sketchbook work from the day too.

The big communal piece of paper the class drew on.

The big communal piece of paper the class drew on.

The sketchbook page from this week.

The sketchbook page from this week.

Marimekko, with love

There was a presentation on Marimekko in the lecture theatre during the week. There were so many great people that I had met throughout my time at ACAD there; lots of people who I shared first year classes with before we split off into our departments. Not only was the presentation interesting but I also left the talk with great feelings about where the school is headed. The presenter mentioned how important it is to explain why cultural institutions matter. I’ve lived in a bubble for four years and now is a great time to show the world why they exist and why they make a difference.

Unikko, designed by Maija Isola.

Unikko, designed by Maija Isola.

Chauffeured

I took the bus home one day and for about twenty minutes it was only the driver at the front of the bus and me at the back. It felt like I had lots of money and was being privately driven around in a large and somewhat smelly limousine.