I’m TAing with the FYE Studio this semester and, for their first assignment, the students were asked to introduce themselves with hand-crafted calling cards. The rules were open to interpretation – make 32 (one for each student) objects (card, sculpture, popsicle stick, whatever) sharing your name and contact information with the rest of the class. No bigger than 3″ x 5″. They were encouraged to push the assignment’s boundaries, to conceptualize outside the box and create something truly weird and wonderful.
These are what the students made. It’s some seriously cool sh*t.
I’ve realized that I miss the physical making process. So often, I feel like I need to build something out digitally, I need to translate my work to the digital realm. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. There is no right way to do anything. I just miss hand-crafting STUFF.
I’m also curious, how would you guys introduce yourself through a calling card? What would that “thing” look like?