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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.

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

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