Chelsea E. Carlson
Visual designer. Data illustrator. Brand builder.
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Superior Stock

THE PROJECT

Think of it as a millennial scrapbook. We Graduated, But... is a collaborative GIF project with Kate MacDonnell that documents the year we graduated from college, wore exclusively red heart sunglasses while road tripping in our car Lolita, and had existential crises on the regular.

THE PROCESS

We shot all the GIFs on the cheapest tripod Target sells, cut & edited the GIFs, and built a tumblr to host them.

Q: WHAT’S WITH THE NAME OF THIS PROJECT?

A: The name references the 1932 Japanese silent film, “I Was Born, But…” by Yasujirō Ozu in which a couple of kids have to grow up suddenly and are distracted from their resolve by yummy breakfast. It felt appropriate. Also, we had just graduated from liberal arts land, okay?

Superior Stock 

Great-grandparents? Meet the internet.

skills: curation, logo, tumblr

 
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The Project

An ongoing curated collection of the nature photography of my great-grandparents from the 1970s. I comb through thousands (and thousands) of their medium format photographs to find gems to share as creative commons (cc0) images.

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The Process

After selecting & scanning the photos for the site, I upload them to a tumblr I built. I also designed a logo for the site and created a premium photo pack to benefit The Nature Conservancy.

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Q: What’s with the name of this project?

A: My great-grandparents lived in Superior, Montana and this project is part of push towards CC0 alternative stock photo sites.