Drew Sisk

Fwd: Chain letters from my grandfather
Size: 5 x 8 inches. 75 pages
Medium: Digitally printed book
Edition size: 10


About the product:
Part endearing, part horrifying, this zine is a collection of chain letters sent to me by my grandfather through email. Nested layers deep inside forwarded threads is a mix of conspiracy theories, evangelical messages, and conservative propaganda that morph in meaning through their dissemination. These are proto-memes, content caught between old-school snail mail and the digital age.



About the Artist:
Drew Sisk is a graphic designer and new media artist making web-based work, installation, and print media. Blurring the lines between fine art and graphic design, his research explores the conjunction of media, politics, and technology. His client work supports nonprofit organizations, higher education, cultural institutions, and publishing. Drew is Assistant Professor of Design/Digital Media at Tennessee Tech University. He recently co-founded Utilities Included, a small exhibition space and publishing initiative. His small-edition artists’ books are included in libraries and special collections around the country. He earned his MFA in Design/Visual Communication at Virginia Commonwealth University and his BA in Studio Art and Asian Studies at Furman University.

Monday Nov 5 2018