“OH (F*#K) NO” ORACLES
DATE — NOV 2018
completed under the guidance of Jason Matthews Gottlieb at MICA.
Create a persona or alter ego to use as a lens to help frame and define the final design. Who is she? A psychic who uses her peculiar set of oracle cards to reveal racial biases and past microaggressions in her client sessions.
The oracle deck contains 14 personas and one guidebook. It elicits a candid dialogue about the underlying implications and impact of using microaggressions.
Throughout the project, I looked for ways to infuse the twisted undertones of microaggressions into the visual language. Scanning and distorting these derogatory comments helped emphasize the persona’s distorted views of marginalized people.
POP HORROR ILLUSTRATIONS
Colorful and expressive, yet, gritty and creepy at their core, these images exude the same subversive energy and effect as microaggressors: well-intentioned individuals, confident and clueless of the significance behind their “harmless” comments.