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Kelli Anderson (@kellianderson) Instagram photos and videos
List of Instagram medias taken by Kelli Anderson (@kellianderson)
Folding offers a way to make mechanical movements and function without machinery. I’ve been researching the [long] history of this idea lately and became obsessed with these animating forms called flexagons . . Learn how to make this particular 🌈 flexagon ^^ by clicking on the link in my profile. Going to send out a DIY template+history* in my woefully-infrequent newsletter this week! Information about free workshops I’m giving as well! . . *Co-written by former intern, @stefanpelikan and originally published in How Design Magazine
Summer adventures on-bike and in-car with a light leaky paper camera book. (Covering Iceland and the more obscure islands of NYC.) . . I just heard from MoMA that the new printing of #thisbookisacamera is finally done. They’ll be in stores again in late August-ish. (if you ordered one directly from me, I’ve been super anxious about how long the reprint has taken and won’t miss a beat getting orders into the mail. thank you for being more patient than I am!)
Whenever Russ & Daughters has a big party, we stamp teenytiny versions of the normal bag. (and the bakery produces business-card sized bagels.) . . I had to take an olan mills style family portrait and document this phenomenon.
A different coating (to reveal the stresses living inside the plastic (!))
Diochronic film and petg making some kind of joy. (To counter, you know, everything else…) . . Testing things for an upcoming Exploratorium collaboration.
1.) This book, which seemed like too much of a wild, anti-disciplinary daydream to ever become real (much less popular), entered its third printing last month. That people connect with this unorthodox presentation gives me an overwhelming sense of belonging and gratitude (and strengthens my resolve to power through the current projects’ insurmountable problems :) ). Thank you all for believing in it!* . . 2.) I finally approved the new prototype for This Book is a Camera and it’s now in production again with the Museum of Modern Art. It takes the best pictures of any iteration yet! - - . . (*Especially @kyleolmon, @danielsdunnam, @libbynicholaou and @brainpicker who saw these ideas at the very beginning… in an extremely fragile state and shared my excitement—and helped move the process along—anyway. ❤️)
My friend, @brainpicker, asked me to make a paper stop motion animation for Jane Hirshfield’s poem “Optimism.” It screened at The Universe in Verse at Pioneer Works a few weeks ago . . The whole 1-minute thing is up on my site (link in profile) and I’ve been thinking about the relationship between optimism and chaos a lot lately, so that can be found there too.
Ghost A (and ziggurat) created from a stack of scored plastic transparencies. - - This is a technique I began playing with about a decade ago. Although I was completely obsessed with it, it has taken this long to realize how I should actually use it… (I guess I’m making a case for both sketchbooks and hoarderism!) - - (Today also concludes #36daysoftype so I wanted to sneak in one last ‘A’)
Whoa, I didn’t realize that this even happened (Thanks @nytfood!) . . There’s a DIY print-at-home Spanish version available now (via @cherrybombemag or the link above) and we’ll have a Chinese version too (once it’s proofread a hundred or so more times…) . . A worthy tangent: this prompted me to reread Susan Sontag’s essay on posters vs. public notices and it’s still just oh-so-good! - https://kellianderson.com/blog/2018/04/14/sexual-harassment-psa-poster/