Dangerdust is an anonymous duo of two female artists who are fond of knocking everyone over with their creative riot of chalk dust and lettering. These two mischievous students of Columbus College of Art & Design sneak into an empty classroom on the third floor of Crane Design Building at CCAD. They create inspirational quotes illustrations with chalk and chalk dust.
CCAD News interviewed the duo in which they quoted, “When you’re working on long extended projects for graphic design classes it’s easy to… lose motivation,” they said. “I think we’re tired of the computer, and [chalking] gives us motivation. I remember the first couple [chalkboards] we did, I didn’t think anything was going to happen, [but] people were like, ‘Yeah, I’ve seen that on Instagram!’” they remembered. “We get so giddy over 10 likes on Instagram.”
The duo completes each art work in one fell swoop which can take 6-11 hours without any breaks. (Except Dance breaks as they told Buzzfeed in an interview).
Their quotes are derived from current and historical sources; both living and dead. The quotes are as unique as the design. Their quote illustrations include various personalities like Banksy, Bill Cosby, Claude Debussy, Coco Chanel, Ellen Lupton, J.M. Barrie, Jessica Hische, John Lennon, Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Nicole Jacek, Paul Klee, Stefan Sagmeister, Tavi Gevinson and the list goes on.
Their love of typography is quite apparent in their very first chalkboard of Banksy; Speak Softly but carry a big can of paint, well, in their case, a big box of chalks from a dollar store as they like to joke about it.
Check out this video of the duo while they create the Coco Chanel quote
The duo graduated from CCAD recently and has an Etsy store.
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