The 'H.G.O. S.N.S.' is a group of friends, lovers, and students who go to Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. I designed/drew 25 symbols that were later screenprinted onto 24 jackets.
After filling out an 'Either/Or' questionnaire about their experience at school, each person received specific symbols on their jacket that directly related to their time at Otis College. After printing every jacket, no two jackets ended up with the same set of symbols. It revealed there was no completely universal experience, but that many of us were related in more ways that we had previously known.
The design of the project is rooted in Russian gang tattoos, high school letterman's jackets, and military decoration.
For more information and images - click below:
+ ALL OF THE SYMBOLS, IN DETAIL
+ MORE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE HGOSNS
+ A BLOG ON THE PROJECT TO SCRATCH EVERY ITCH OF A QUESTION
One member's jacket, from many angles
The form - Each member filled one out to determine their symbols
This is a tiling of every scanned form that turned in for each jacket
Every Symbol Possible - Shown for sizing reference
19 of 24 of the HGOSNS-ers
The 'HGOSNS' Project Symbol
The Egyptians were better at this
1 of 26 symbols - People who smoke cigarettes have this symbol
The HGOSNS help each other brush their teeth
OLIVE RHYME 4 LONGEST PERIODS OF TIME