Ziplock Terrarium II

The art school I’m a student at has a “Crit Week” every year, basically they get a bunch of industry folk (curators, dealers, professional artists, etc) to come in and provide outside feedback on student work. I was commissioned to design/make the thank you cards the guests were to receive.

I decided upon a compounding of a prototype zine I never ended up producing in multiples and my ziplock terrarium business card.

Originally I was to have the design letter pressed, but a miscommunication caused me to go with photocopies instead, not such a big problem to me being an enthusiastic zinester.

Only 18 were made, a total of 4 different types of moss and lichen were used in various combination, printed matter on coloured paper has been affixed to a harder ivory card, all else pretty observable without explanation, note that the spine is backwards...

  • Silvi Moon Face 5y

    I love how simple your designs and concepts are realized. This is wonderful and really beautiful.
  • Kemi & Niko 5y

    Thanks for the comment, it's nice to get more than a fave (which is all I've had recently)!
  • Silvi Moon Face 5y

    Hahaha. I know what you mean. :)
  • Kelsey Potter 5y

    This is sooo awsome!
  • brigittecherubini 4y

    These plants require air circulation (well the lichen does) did it not rot?
  • Kemi & Niko 4y

    Well I can only account for the lichens I've kept, which live, but don't thrive.
    However, I don't have any of these cards, but actual glass terrariums which i do allow occasional air circulation.
    Almost all mosses I've kept in terrariums have grown very well.
  • Raising Romulus 4y

    This is such a neat idea, and so wonderfully designed
  • bhats. 4y

    so cool
  • temporum 3y

    very cool!
  • QuietReflectionsCanada 3y

    I have to be very honest, and not at all trying to be mean, so please don't take it that way, but I don't understand what this is. This is a thank you card? Can someone please maybe explain it a little more?
  • Kemi & Niko 3y

    It is simply a thank you card. We liked the idea of a card that required it be kept in view of the receiver (because it's alive and requires sunlight) to remind them of the school. The idea itself has nothing specifically to do with a "thank you"...
  • Jack P. 3y

    Do you sell these? I'm interested in purchasing just cards :- ) please let me know, thanks.
  • Kemi & Niko 3y

    Sorry, not for sale. I don't really go back to old work...
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