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Posted November 22, 2009 by jmacphee in Justseeds Group Projects

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Here's some wood blocks Chris is working on for the install of the project (above), and my latest hand painted sign is below:

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Two students painted this. "Bruk & Kast" means "Use & Toss" in Norwegian.

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This is a stencil I cut to advertise the project. "Kjøp Nå, Betal Senerte" means "But Now, Pay Later," which is the title of the project:

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And a bonus photo! This is a 550 year old ash tree growing down the street from the school. It's curling out of the ruins of a 800 year old monastery!:

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Comments

Looking good!
lots of good letters,
Whats the 50% about and is it painted or printed?
almost looks like paper.
From the look of the "buy now, pay later" piece that you're still looking at WPA posters, as well as others. The absence of black and the misting in the waves remind me of a lot of old litho posters.
nice stuff.

Posted by: kc at November 22, 2009 1:06 PM

I'm curious how the students relate to the "city scape" when it looks like they are in the tranquil Norway countryside

Posted by: Pete at November 22, 2009 9:01 PM

Awesome tree, holy moses. Senere or Senerte? The poster says senere....Sorry to be the proofreader asshole.

Posted by: Roger at November 23, 2009 2:32 AM

The poster is right, it's a typo in the blog...
As for the cityscape, the students aren't from the island, they are just there for school for one year. Many are from Oslo and other cities in Norway, which are increasingly looking like American cities. Their experience with advertisements and consumerism is not as extreme as it is here in the US, but they seem to feel it creeping in, and have ambivalent relationships to it.

Posted by: josh at November 25, 2009 8:54 AM

Oh yeah, the "50%" is hand painted, about 24"x30" or so. It's a sale sign, like "50% off."

Posted by: josh at November 25, 2009 12:43 PM

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