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Conference sketches

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 18, 2005

At the beginning of the conference, sketchbooks were distributed to every attendee. We were urged to sketch our thoughts during the sessions & panels in our books and then tape the results onto the Sketch Wall in the Design Fair. As I was too busy typing into my virtual sketchbook (plus, I can’t draw), I left the drawing to others, but I did head down to the Design Fair to see what other attendees had done. Here’s a couple I found interesting:

Juan Enriquez

More cowbell

In addition to the sketches, the wall was also being utilized more generally for graffiti, both written (with marker and paint) and created with the tape used to fasten the sketches to the wall. Here’s a favorite bit of tape graffiti (tapeffiti?):

I [heart] undo

That would make a great tshirt.

Reader comments

ChrisSep 18, 2005 at 10:59PM

It’s not the same as the tapefitti, but this t-shirt from Threadless has a similar theme:


It’s one of my few guilty-pleasure geek shirts.

ChrissySep 18, 2005 at 11:31PM

The “cowbell” one cracks me up, simply because everyone here at UVA seems to think that phrase is the shiznit this year. It’s absolutely everywhere, from the wall in my dorm to signs at football games. Crazy.

And I think I’m buying that shirt.

Troy WormanSep 19, 2005 at 1:16AM

Very cool. Let me know when it hits the market.

MZSep 19, 2005 at 2:59AM

Troy, you can get one here:

JSep 19, 2005 at 7:01AM

So far, the most interesting part of your coverage about the conference has been on the badges …

Troy WormanSep 19, 2005 at 10:49AM

You can get one here: http://www.cafepress.com/iheartundo

Thank you. Thank you, Yves.

DHSep 20, 2005 at 12:33AM

check out www.baddesignkills.com you can get a whole bunch of propaganda there.

Martin JacobsenSep 20, 2005 at 6:03AM

I had to trash my old powerbook recently and ripped out the keyboard to create this t-shirt: Click for pic.
It’s a very comfortable feeling knowing that whenever a pickup line goes awry I have real clickable undo buttons on my chest at the ready.

Martin JacobsenSep 20, 2005 at 6:04AM

Messed up the link above.
Click for pic.

Matthew KappenmanSep 22, 2005 at 4:58PM

I mentioned the “I heart Command Z” to my girlfriend this morning as being the greatest shirt idea ever……she mentioned something about “making” me one for Christmas. Here’s to hoping!

Ronnie BrownSep 25, 2005 at 11:03AM

For some unknown reason, other people’s sketches always fascinate me. My own are always terribly dull but I love other peoples.


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