Pardon My French

A coloring book for adults, children, and anyone who loves to let their mind wander.

Pardon My French (Excusez Mon Français) is a coloring book that was developed from a 100 page sketchbook project assigned to me by Julia McNamara at Seattle Central Creative Academy. 

I was tasked to fill up a journal by the end of the quarter with at least 100 sketches. I drew 120 single(ish) line drawings and titled all of the sketches with the prefix "Le".

The idea for the book stemmed from an "exquisite corpse," a method by which a collection of words, or images, is collectively assembled. Collaborators add to each sequence, following a given set of rules. 

My hope is that people will add to the book, take pictures, and upload them to social media with the hashtag #lecorpse. Users will be able to see other peoples creations, add to them, and caption their creations with new titles. I saw this as a simple, but powerful way to experience the ideas, passions, and humor of others.
The sketches became a daily log of things around me. It was fun and challenging to come up with captions for these items. Most of the captions were the first things that popped in to my mind, others were spawned out of my love of a good pun. 
The index ended up being almost as much fun to curate as the book itself. At first, I made direct translations for the captions, then I started getting creative. "Le Rock" became "The Dwayne Johnson", "Le Stapler" became "The Tipping Point", "Le Relic" became "Le Nokia", etc. 
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