There is No Ordinary Card

Brooke Benoit Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Gautam Rao Butler University
My thesis revolves around the impact that Hallmark, cards/letters, and family has made on my life as well as other’s lives. My whole life, my family has owned several Hallmark stores and because of this, the concept of a family owned business has always been very important to me. I want to reinvent a dying card industry that is being replaced by texting, social media, etc. and emphasize the importance of a physical copy of handwritten words from someone important to you. I want to create memories into artworks for others through various medias. There are a variety of cards and card accessories and I would like to incorporate many of them into my work. Hallmark cards are known to be sentimental and emphasize the connection people have with one another, I want to emphasize the importance of the cards and the connections they make. As well as creating art out of stories and cards that I already have and will be acquiring, I want to design a variety of cards that show my personality, but are general enough so that people want to buy them for themselves to send to others.
Art History
Oral Presentation

When & Where

12:30 PM
Lilly Hall 133