At the Columbus College of Art and Design, two rogue college students are creating quite a stir, but not by any normal means. They aren’t cheating or stealing, they are causing a creative riot. The anonymous duo, who go by the name Dangerdust, sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk.
The pair are both seniors in Advertising & Graphic Design, and they are probably busy with a larger than life course-load, but they still remain passionate about their weekly chalk art. These two create some of the most beautiful (and inspiring) art you’ll ever see.
On Sunday or Monday nights, the magic happens.
The pair selects a vacant classroom.
Then, they get to work.
They complete each masterpiece in one fell swoop.
It can take up to 11 HOURS to finish one of their designs.
They choose a quote from a list compiled from Google searches and suggestions from friends, draw up a rough sketch, and then get to work using regular chalk.
The artists have chosen quotes from various people.
Banksy, Ellen Lupton, Claude Debussy, Nicole Jacek, Tavi Gevinson, J.M. Barrie, Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Hirsche, and Nelson Mandela have all appeared on the chalkboards. Even Dr. Seuss.
These boards aren’t your average act of random art.
The depth they can create with just dollar store chalk is impressive.
The duo should be graduating soon, if they haven’t already.
Hopefully, the world hasn’t seen the last of them.
We need more of THIS!
The duo known as Dangerdust now have Twitter, Instagram and Behance accounts. It’s uncertain whether they will ever reveal their true identities, or if they will be masked graphic crusaders like the famous Banksy. The only thing that is certain is that the world needs to see more art like this. Woah.
Share their chalkboards. They are amazing.