How have the places you’ve lived impacted your work?
How are you different with your friends than you are with your family?
How do you feel overwhelmed by expectations others have of you?
Designers first sat down in one-on-one conversations responding to a question around the theme of transition. Each designer discussed a personal experience as the first step in the Volume One methodology.
Using the conversation as a prompt, designers were then given the design file for one week. They began with ideas linked to their stories, yet could also visually communicate with the previous layers. With each passing week, the set of prints formed an entirely new dialogue amongst the layers of design work.
To see Volume One's week-to-week development, click the numbers under each passage. Layers can be viewed on their own or in relationship to each other.
The 24 design layers were screen printed approximately 70 times. Inks were customized for color and opacity. Countless hours, three spreadsheets, and multiple consultation meetings with Print Lab expert Robert Dansby contributed to the resulting 1,680 printed layers.
The Volume One exhibition took place in the Spring of 2016. It included each of the 24 Screen Printed layers in sequence, along with a 25th print— the ‘Super Print,’ which features an overprint of every design contributed to the project.
© Volume One 2017