« Ghosts of Christmas Past | Main | New Work: Real Stories »

New Work: No.17 Submission

I was contacted by Matthew Jacobson, who was curating a collection of designs and illustrations that were personal interpretations of the number 17. They are all included in a book that would be delivered as a gift for Emily Oberman and Bonnie Siegler of the design firm Number 17 in New York City. It was an honor to be included in such a great project amongst so many great artists I admire such as Seymour Chwast, Stefan BucherChip Wass and Marian Bantjes. The book was delivered and well received and it was a pleasure to be a part.

I don't know Emily and Bonnie personally, so it was tough to find my footing at first. I chose to use a language all designers could understand and create a timeline of big events from all the years they've been in business.

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: Boulder

Reader Comments (17)


November 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentera.

Wonderful connections you've made here. Tidy way to sum up the last 1.5 decades. I'm imagining holding these cards in my pocket.

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Atlee

This is VERY clever. It took me a minute to get the "Dolly" reference, but once I did, I was quite tickled with the idea.

As someone who was at the SuperBowl in 2004, the Janet one made me giggle, too.

GREAT work!!

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

I'm not very bright, and I'm afraid I don't get this. Would it be possible for a kind soul to interpret and explain?

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheila Topinka

This is excellent! I hope prints become available...

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNate

@Sheila Topinka - Dolly = cloned sheep, hence the duplicate. Awesome work

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJurie

Smart interpretation! I reposted to my blog, had to share :) I agree with Nate, this as a print would be fun.

November 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

Kurt Kobain, O.J. Simpson, Dolly the cloned sheep, James Cameron director of Titanic, Monica Lewinsky, Prince/Purple Rain “Party like it’s 1999”, Y2K (why brick?), World Trade Center (tear), collapse (dont get it), Shock & Awe (invasion of iraq), Janet Jackson (nipple reveal at superbowl), Lance Armstrong, Avian/Bird flu, bad jobs market, Wall street decline, Change (obama), BP (oil spill)

December 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMysery man

Oh, I thought that "Jobs 2007" was for Steve Jobs. 2007 is the year the first iPhone came out.

December 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

The "Collapse 2002" could be the Enron collapse in 2001/2002

December 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

This is so clever, I love it.

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlvin Thong

I thought Dolly, was Dolly Parton as in Double... nevermind...

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlvin Thong

This is so fucking cool. And the rest of your work is great as well.

December 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCesar Torres

clever. nice work!

December 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkim

Love it!!!!

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScooby

Pretty sure Jobs 2007 is an iPhone and Steve Jobs

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJurie

Collapse = Enron

March 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaisie

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>