Pasteboard x Timothy O’Donnell
94 Pages, 8” x 11.25”, Paperback
Published x Unseen Sketchbooks
From Unseen Sketchbooks:
Our eighth publication is Pasteboard, a collection of the accidental compositions created by the common practice of pulling unwanted elements from the artboard and onto the gray expanse of the pasteboard. In that lawless territory, typography, imagery, shapes, colours and logos pile atop one another, forming random, organic collages that defy the computer’s inclination towards precision. It is satisfying to thwart my laptop’s Prime Directive, but for me, the true beauty of these compositions lie in their ability to surprise me with my own work, as though mischievous elves (or perhaps David Carson) have played with my Illustrator files while I slept, leaving an enigmatic jumble for me to untangle when I awake.