2020: The Person You (Don’t) Want To Be

Image of table with several waterfall cards, an iPad playing animations, and several swatch books.

“The Person You (Don’t) Want To Be”, an anti-personality book drawn from workplace encounters.

The project began with a long list of “personalities” built over numerous meetings and encounters. I then asked friends to pick a “personality” from a list and record themselves “performing” the role. They sent me their videos and I then drew anywhere from 8-12 frames to make short animations. It contains two parts.

  1. An open edition personality swatch book with companion augmented reality (AR) app, through which 21 short animations can be accessed.
  2. A limited-edition hand-assembled waterfall card set. 

It premiered at Art on Paper, as part of “Vellum Projects at Vellum Magazine” Pier 36, New York NY, March 2020.

The personalities include: The Bully, The Silent (but Uncomfortable) Bystander, The Complainer, The Affable and Obliviously Privileged, The Silent (and Delighted) Bystander, The Inert with Self-Interest, The Compromised Coward, The Shallow Prophet, The Center of Gossip, The Constant Schemer, The Opportunist, The Self-Aggrandizing Narcissist, The Intentionally Marginalized, The Insufferable Bore, The Shamer, The Overworked And Unaccredited, The Explainer, The Smartest Guy in the Room, The Hypocrite, The Palpably Ambitious, The Unacknowledged Pioneer

Many thanks to the amazing performers: Adelle, Blair, Caleb, Cecilia, Eliot, Elizabeth, Matt, Mickey, Mitch, Na’Imah, Jed, Jonathan, Joyce, Sally, Sandra, Sarah, Steve, Tanya, and Yvany.

The Person You (Don’t) Want To Be Swatch Book & Companion AR APP
The Person You (Don’t) Want To Be Swatch Book comes with a free companion augmented reality app, available for both iOS and Android, which allows owners of the book to access the twenty-one animations.

 

The Person You Don't Want to Be Swatchbook - fanned open with illustrations and names of each characteristic


The Person You (Don’t) Want To Be Limited Edition Waterfall Card Set
The Person You (Don’t) Want To Be Limited Edition Waterfall Card Set comes with 21 hand-assembled cards, digitally printed with archival ink on Moab paper. It is an edition of 20. It also comes with an open-edition Swatch Book (with companion augmented reality app, available for both iOS and Android, which allows owners of the book to access the twenty-one animations.)

Three waterfall cards on black table cloth.