THE 6TH ANNUAL DEGENERATE CRAFT FAIR POSTER
Created for artists, by artists, the Degenerate Craft Fair is not your average craft fair. The DCF transcends the line between art and craft, showcasing artists selling affordable versions of their work or who integrate craft traditions into their practice, dedicated craftmakers who take unconventional approaches toward traditional techniques, and even small independent businesses that produce their own soaps and skincare products.
DCF was started in 2009 by Shannon Broder and Amy Wilson; I have been part of the DCF organising team since 2010. In order to embody the spirit of the fair in the poster design, I chose a traditional craft – embroidery – but gave it an unconventional twist – the criss-cross network of threads that form the word 'DEGENERATE.' I then photographed the finished piece within the hoop, allowing the excess cloth to create a natural backdrop.