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Imagining new uses 

+ PUBLICATION DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION 

 

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Inspired by steam engine toys from the Smithsonian archives, I created a tongue-in-cheek instruction manual for the imaginary uses of these machines. The manual became a recruitment zine for a pretend club of enthusiasts called "The Society for Forgotten Inventions." ​

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The zine was created for a Risograph printer—the overlapping dot matrices, bright colors, and room for surprises from misregistration are all suited for this style of printing. It was printed on off-white newsprint in order to convey a feeling of mass quantity.

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