Works in Progress Poster


Otis College of Art and Design, 2010


digital print


30" x 40"


* * Co-created Event * *
with Mohamed Sharif

While the theme "works in progress", as well as the number and dates of lectures were determined at the start of the series, the speakers were not. The poster design reflects the series's evolving content by remaining incomplete. As the date of a lecture approached laser-printed flyers filled in the blanks with more details. Following each presentation the associated flyer was turned over to mark its finish. (L–R, top–bottom): teaser poster, lecture #1, lecture #2, lecture #3)

Works in Progress Poster (in situ)


The poster’s large scale claimed much (too much) of the space on each of the bulletin boards. As the semester progressed, other notices and flyers became part of the poster, heightening its assembled feel.

Poster (detail)


Lecture #1 Invite


Otis College of Art and Design, 2010


screen-based animated gif


Otis emailed these animated gifs to announce the on-going faculty lecture series where faculty present their work in progress. Areas of the invite, just like the poster, were left intentionally incomplete.

Lecture #2 Invite


Otis College of Art and Design, 2010


screen-based animated gif


Lecture #3 Invite


Otis College of Art and Design, 2010


screen-based animated gif


2009 Pecha Kucha Invite


Otis College of Art and Design


Collaborator: Davey Whitcraft


screen-based animated gif


A 20-frame animated gif, created to invite Otis faculty to the inaugural Pecha Kucha night. Pecha Kucha presenta-
tions follow strict rules, asking participants to present 20 images, for 20 seconds each.

2009 Pecha Kucha Poster


Otis College of Art and Design


Collaborator: Davey Whitcraft


digital print


30" x 40"


The poster represents the final frame of a 20-frame animated gif inviting Otis Faculty to an evening of
Pecha Kucha presentations.
To reference Pecha Kucha's Japanese origins, Erin and Davey wrote a haiku (set in rainbow text).