Caitlin Du
Brain Removal Zipper


Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
Brain Removal Zipper is a comedic and absurdist invention idea. I wanted a way to avoid negative emotions, so of course the best solution is removing your brain and thoughts directly!

How was the illustration used:
This work was intended to be used as printed posters to display in public areas, or laminated into collectable prints to promote my artwork.

How did you make this work:
I was inspired by furniture instruction manuals, airplane safety guides, and vintage comic covers. While I made the work digitally, the colors, grains, and especially the Ben-Day Dots, were inspired by vintage comic magazines I found in a nearby thrift shop.

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Parsons School of Design
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Currently Based:
New York City

Caitlin Du is an illustrator from Beijing. She came to New York in2019 to study illustration at Parsons School of Design. Her works have been nominated as finalists in the London International Creative Competition. Her animation, “Swim Meet”, has also been screened at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival and the Twin Falls SANDWICHES Film Festival.