Two college students from Columbia college of art and design are creating quite a mess, but not in the literal way, they are being talked about in the entire school. They don’t steal or cheat, instead they create a creative riot, they call themselves Dangerdust and every week they sneak into a classroom and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk.
It’s no surprise that the pair are seniors in advertising and graphic design and they are most likely swamp with home work and studies, but they still find the time to do their weekly chalk art, the two create the most amazing art pieces you will ever see.
When asked why do they do it, one of the students said:
“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.”
We can understand that, and honestly, what they’re doing is just super creative and fun. Take a look at the gallery below.
Every Sunday or Monday morning the magic is happening
The two find an open classroom
And get busy with their work
Every piece is made in one full run with no breaks
The work can take up to 11 hours sometimes
How it works is that they choose a quote from a prepared list that friends suggested or from Google suggestions, then make a rough draft, and only then they start to create it from only chalk
And you can see the quotes spread across various people
Names like Claude Debussy, Banksy, Nelson Mandela, J.M. Barrie, Stefan Sagmeister, Bill Cosby and more have all got their place on the chalkboards
Recognize this one?
These works are not your regular pieces of art work
They create real depth in their sketches – Almost 3D like
The two should be graduating soon if they didn’t already
And we sure hope that this isn’t the last time we hear of them
Please make sure to follow these two on their twitter account, or if you prefer their instagram profile or behance. They don’t show their face in any of these accounts and we couldn’t find any other information about them but one thing is for sure, we wanna see more of their work, share the love people.
It is Columbus College of Art and Design not Columbia.
Guys, the very link you post to dangerdust takes you to the Columbus College of Art and Design…
Per the links you posted in your article, Dangerdust are at Columbus College of Art & Design (which is located in Columbus, OH), not at Columbia College (which is in Chicago). You posted a link to a writeup by Columbus College of Art & Design ( http://www.ccad.edu/blog/2013/12/who-is-dangerdust-an-exclusive/ – note the page says Columbus College of Art & Design) and a link to the Dangerdust Twitter account, which states that they’re located in Columbus.
I don’t think you guys understand what the word “literally” means… in fact the usage here is the opposite of literally…
I don’t think you understand what “figurative language” is. Here the usage of “literally” is figurative.
real art kills memes, it does not obey them. This is not real art. Its bored kids trying to get peoples attention. Think what would happen if they actually made something new?
They’ve got talent and what they’ve drawn is all wisdom. It’s nice to see two school kids doing this with their bare hands nowadays. They’ve got the skill so obviously they’ll get more creative with it as time goes.
so after they drew this art they literally blew peoples heads off? That doesn’t seem pleasant..
would suggest you look up the meaning of “literally”…
Anyone else catch the dead body outline on the floor of the Dr. Seuss one? ………
They blew his mind.
Please learn the definition of the word ‘literally.’
I went to school at CCAD (ColumbUS College of Art & Design :P) and got to see the duo’s work every week. It was wonderful, and now they sell prints at their site and do local chalk work. Very fun and awesome to see the publicity all over the internet!
This article would be great, where it not for all the grammar and spelling mistakes! Not good for a professional web site!
beautiful.. yet.. useless
This is really amazing
Literally, as in from literature, because their work uses quotes, I would imagine….a play on words.
That would be “literarily.”
Amazing expressions, I enjoyed every bit of them