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    Sometimes designers get lucky and are asked to do a pro bono job that's a delight from end to end. This was one of those projects. Dr. Kristin D… Read More
    Sometimes designers get lucky and are asked to do a pro bono job that's a delight from end to end. This was one of those projects. Dr. Kristin Droege, Principal of Larchmont Charter School West Hollywood (LCW), asked me to create door numbers for all classroom doors. Dr. Droege knew that I specialized in paper cut designs and gave me free rein -- the only stipulation being that the numbers be "bright and fun." So I capitalized on the school's affiliation with Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project and crafted patterns with garden vegetable motifs. If you look closely, each pattern illustrates its corresponding numeral. For example Door Number 3 features trios of Eggplants topped with triple-leaf stems and 3 shades of purple. Proof that designers and math play well together! Read Less
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School Door Numbers

Unlike most pattern artists who work in ink, paint, watercolor, orcomputer graphics, Anna works exclusively in paper. Wielding her X-actoknife as a pen, she cuts motifs repeatedly into richly colored,textured paper. She glues additional paper layers, designing andcutting as she goes.  The process lets Anna infuse each piece withgreat detail, dimension, and texture. As a bonus, the shapes left behind on her cutting mat give Anna instantfodder for new designs.  We like to think of it as “recycling bydesign."