I've been invited by my alma mater to give an artist lecture on Friday, September 7.
While I feel extremely honored, it made me question what it is that I'm doing that caused them to ask me to address a group of students getting ready to enter the world of graphic design. Looking back to my very first typography course at Kansas State University and tracing that to the work I'm doing today was enlightening to say the least.
So I've decided to appropriately title my lecture, "What am I doing?" Here's the summary:
"We tend to ask ourselves this question too often — or not nearly enough. It's an uncomplicated question with a complicated answer. In this presentation, Brooke Francesi will disclose her obsession with documenting feet, nonsensical word poems, and magazine cut-outs. She'll invite you to challenge what it means to fail and discuss how one simple question can impact the creative process."
Thanks to Vince Francesi, Hunter Stark, and Victoria Montgomery for their contribution.