Parsons / The New School

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2016–17

Boyun Yang
Write It

To write something and send something to your connection in the world is another strong bonding besides the fast communication. “Write it” is a toolkit to create the moments of the catharsis when people write messages. The kit guides the writers through a series of prompts, which help them to think about what and who they want to write on postcards. It also contains mini writing cards, which one can easily carry around to write short messages, and includes US postage stamps. The minimal use of color and blank space in the post- cards allows people to personalize their message with their handwriting and/or drawings. My objective is to revive the value of hand- writing, so that people regain the pleasure of taking time to write, send, and wait for a reply. My initial thesis was inspired by my collection of written messages since I was in kindergarten. I saw the evolution of handwriting from the childhood to adulthood in old letters. By seeing these immeasurable values inside the letters, I went out to observe and research further on the handwriting. This journey gave me the opportunity to interact with mail artists and get a better understanding of how people think when writing messages. Based on my research, I am providing this toolkit for people to write conveniently and simplify the mailing process. Through this project, I seek to reintroduce personal messaging through handwriting and encourage people to write more.

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Parsons / The New School

BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2016–17