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The Show and Tell Conversation Series

The “Show and Tell” exhibit and intimate conversation series honors the Bay Area’s prestigious AIGA Medalists, the national AIGA’s 100 Years of Design Centennial and the AIGA SF chapter. AIGA Fellow Karin Hibma Cronan curated and hosts.

Michael Mabry : : “Pencil Paper Scissors”

You couldn’t miss it…

Michael Mabry’s oversize pull-toy, studded with tiny nails and plastered with colorful bits of paper – sourced from parking tickets, movie stubs, junk mail and print ads – stands guard in the Show and Tell exhibit.

“I’ve built quite a few of these,” says 2014 AIGA Medalist graphic designer Michael. “They’re rude, they’re crude, and they make a nice break from what I do for a living… I have a love of the basic and untutored and the immediate idea of conveying information that makes a statement without a lot of frills. It’s part of my purpose to touch people.”

To find inspiration in a worn parking ticket, look into Michael’s bag of tricks. 

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This video was recorded the afternoon of Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Center for Architecture and Design in San Francisco, California, USA. Michael Mabry is an AIGA Centennial Medalist.