The Objet Trouve
When I stumbled upon a piece of trash near my apartment in Baltimore, I thought about the found art movement I had just been researching, as a tangent to my MICA thesis project.
Objet trouvé translates to 'found object' and that's exactly what this was. I wanted to use typography to help make that connection, using this definition I found on Google.
Graffiti Alley, Baltimore
The area of Baltimore where I live has a lot of graffiti art, so this was my inspiration for typography, while trying not to overpower the image.
Objet Trouve Infographics
I wanted to keep designing with found objects, and decided to collage found-typography and trash-textures as statistics for a series of infographics drawing unique attention to environmental problems.
After some research, I found shocking figures for garbage statistics in the US and some even more revealing numbers about Baltimore's "solution."