obsessive consumption: what i bought today...


When I studied graphic design at Shillington College our instructor Jo Morley have always encouraged us to sketch ideas prior to working on our designs. I'm always so terrible at drawing. I find myself comparing it to others and I get so disappointed with the results. But then again it's just practice, practice, practice isn't if I want to get better at it.

I needed something to inspire me to draw. I saw Kate Bingaman Burt's book Obsessive Consumption I was immediately 'drawn' to it because it is a treasure trove of drawings of mundane stuff from parking tickets, coffee, packs of gum, shoes, electricity bill and burritos.

Anyway just a couple of weeks ago Kate's name popped as a suggestion to follow in twitter, I think maybe it's the fate's way of telling me that maybe it is time to explore a bit of sketching. In twitter I then saw that she's offering a yearly zine subscription which I immediately purchased. So here it is... very excited at the thought of receiving a different subscription (other than magazines) on a monthly basis and oh yay snail mails. I love any handwritten mails.

If you want to know more about Kate Bingaman Burt check out an interview of her at The Great Discontent