|"Some assembly required"|
Ostensibly as a springboard into learning & using the Adobe InDesign program, we were tasked in class with creating a little mini- portfolio. This included assembling files from preexisting projects or from our archives (which by now graduate students have assumably amassed a decent backlog) and designing a small sampler of of our work as a spiffy hard-cover book. There is an irony in that I've done more "arts & crafts" type projects in a "Digital Issues" class than most other recent art studios.
The manufacture of hand-made art objects will never lose its appeal, and it's a nice, personal touch to give someone such a compilation. Coincidentally enough, this project dovetailed quite nicely with the MAD/SCAD events, so my compilation was pretty much custom-made for a target audience (in this case an art director). The content was a tad bit on the juvenile dumb gag end, so in other words, just perfect for MAD.
Big thanks to Bill Naylor, whose serendipitous assistance saved my ass (again).
"An art school is a place where about three people work with feverish energy and everybody else idles to a degree that I should have conceived unattainable by human nature. Moreover, those who work are, I will not say the least intelligent, but, by the very nature of the case, for the moment the most narrow; those whose keen intelligence is for the time narrowed down to a strictly technical problem." - G.K.Chesterton from Autobiography (1936)