The project, “10 boys you meet in college”, was centered around creating a narrative that had some sort of folding mechanism to it. I wanted to create something that was just kind of cheeky and fun. Once I thought of the “topic” I wanted to do, I did a lot of brainstorming on how I would communicate this idea.
Ideas ranging from flip books to dress up paper dolls, I settled on a cootie catcher because it felt reminiscent of childhood, thinking boys were yucky and seemed to emphasize the playfulness of the whole project. (could also be addressed as a cutie catcher depending how ya view it hahahaha)
It comes in a college acceptance envelope (Carnegie Mellon in this case) with the cootie catcher and the “boys key” inside of it. When you open the envelope, the cootie catcher is already folded, you just need to pop it up and the games begin!
Although these images are based on people I know (if you’re one of them and you’re reading this, you know you’re a homie), a lot of the scenarios and descriptions are not exclusive to these people, but rather taken from various personal experiences and various experiences my friends have been through. They are exaggerated caricatures and by no means are meant to be personal attacks, just a college girl meeting teenage college boys and providing some commentary hahaha, enjoy!