By Justin Cattran

On April 16, this project will be featured in the 2013 Undergraduate Graphic Design thesis exhibition, “Out of Line.” The aim of this thesis project is to reveal the commonalities found when a graphic designer creates an identity for a client and a tattoo artist creates a body image (identity) for an individual. To better support this theory being developed, I am currently documenting the process of a case study.  

Hearing Oil


Over Spring Break, I took a Zoom H4N, a T-mic, a contact mic, a Sony cassette recorder, and a hydrophone to Southern California. I recorded sounds in Huntington Beach and Santa Barbara. I was interested in sounds relating to oil. The sounds could include, but are not limited to: cars, trucks, library music, synthesizers, pumpjacks, plastic frisbees scraping on the ground, the ocean, a chain-link fence surrounding a pumpjack, a gas station, an oral history about the beginning of the environmental movement, etc.. With this initial project I’ve been interested in the juxtaposition of recording technologies. I used a cheap cassette recorder with a HIGH signal-to-noise ratio…and a digital recorder that captures a broader range of the frequency spectrum. I’m aiming to do away with notions of “better” and “worse” and replace those ideas with...

Pharmakon: Impasse and Aporia

By Melissa McCloud

This work explores in between spaces and binary opposites such as life/death, presence/absence, and attempts to complicate notions of what is art and what is not art.   http://youtu.be/ZKqDtIutXs0 http://youtu.be/KnjVeM6ZBrQ

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