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Dangerdust's amazing chalkboard designs

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12:15 PM | 14 May 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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Here's some student work with a difference. An anonymous duo, calling themselves Dangerdust, have been hijacking chalk boards at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) in the dead of night, leaving beautiful, inspirational designs to be discovered in the morning. 

Publicly, little is known about the students except that they are Advertising and Graphic Design seniors. The designs seem to be aimed at motivating them and their classmates.

In an exclusive with CCAD they said “When you’re working on long extended projects for graphic design classes it’s easy to... lose motivation... I think we’re tired of the computer, and [chalking] gives us motivation.”

Dangerdust have cultivated a mysterious persona and have forged an international conversation of which they are the core of. So before they even leave higher education they have proven that they can do exactly what most brands want. 

The designs themselves are simply stunning. Some of which took the pair up to 11 hours to complete. They would plan out the designs in advance, sneak into vacant classrooms (usually on Sunday or Monday nights) and get to work. Each design features a motivational quote from the likes of Banksy, Steve Jobs, J.M. Barrie, Dr. Seuss, Nelson Mandella and many more.

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