Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

SAIC Collected book

I had the pleasure of meeting Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, aka Winter Bureau, back in August for WMC Fest (which I am still, obviously, in love with). Veronica is a pretty rad lady in general, and I dug the subject matter of her presentation. Rather than take a broad tack for her conference talk, Veronica dug into the motivations and practical considerations behind her Neche Collection project (more on that below).

What I admire about Veronica’s work is its fine-art undertone—in particular her sophisticated use of texture and exploratory compositions:

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

A piece for an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Neche Collection

Veronica’s Neche Collection project is a smart take on the seductive nature of nostalgia. When her grandfather Neche passed away, he left behind a curious collection of keepsakes: vital documents, vintage office supplies, and seemingly insignificant toys. Rather than simply photograph and catalog these—though there’s plenty of that too—Veronica considered how we can take appreciation for history and make new things with it. The result was a weekly series of screenprints which reinterpreted the found objects.

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Some prints from the Neche collection. “Duplicate” shows texture from a microphone and a fax.

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Chicago Ideas Week book

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

A poster for a competition run by Smashbox Studios

And lastly, ALL the wine labels!

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Design by Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, via Badass Lady Creatives

Check out more work on this Chicago-based designer’s website, where you can also buy prints from the Neche Collection.