In 2018 Plymouth College of Art revealed their new manifesto—ten propositions centered on art and education. This project revolves around the tenth point from that manifesto—“what’s your proposition?”—an open-ended call for students to add to the document.
I was approached by Templo, the great people behind PCA’s brand, to build a site tied into their larger campaign where students would be able to write/draw their propositions and upload them to a collective wall of entries.
Templo were interested in creating a vector text brush out of the college’s themes of “social justice” and “creative learning”. To build the brush I brought on typographic software expert Kenneth Ormandy. Kenneth created a great library for me to plug into the site to which I could attach user tools such as the brush size, undo and download buttons.
The work that students (and visitors to the Tate Modern exhibit) submitted to the site were beautiful. A cacophony of anger, aphorisms, love, pictures and slogans. All of the submissions are available for download as a vector or bitmap to encourage students to remix and play with each other’s work. You can see all of them here but below is a selection of my favourites.