If some of now was put in the past what would have made it into the history that we are discovering? I had some fun coming up with these stickers. I went through a bunch of different ideas that didn’t really say anything and I even created some stickers of bicycles but they didn’t have a purpose, they were more of an icon set. I got thinking about what I wanted to say and that helped guide my sketching. I know people who are completely addicted to their mobile devices. They cannot go an hour without being on it scrolling or posting to social media. I began by wanting to do something about how addicting it can be but I went about it a different way than I initially thought to do it. I took an idea from some of my previous sketches that looked hieroglyphic and thought would cell phones have made it into their records? They would have and I wanted to show what it would look like if they had a little bit of now – then.
I was inspired by Egyptian and Mayan hieroglyphics in my two illustration stickers.
Because these hieroglyphics are written on walls I thought of what is written on walls today and graffiti came to mind. I liked the idea of having a modern mode of wall writing to go with the ancient way. I also liked that I could juxtapose it and the technology with the ancient style of writing.