Starting tomorrow, Craft Alliance asks St. Louisans to answer the question, "What do you want to do before you die?"
It's part of an international art project called "Before I die..." in which the public is invited to write their hopes and dreams in chalk on a wall for all passing by to see. Hundreds of cities around the world have their own chalkboard wall. It was started in 2011 in New Orleans by Cindy Chang after she lost a loved one.
When someone asks Ken Botnick what he does, the answer is not an easy one. As a typographer, he is at the same time a designer, craftsman, printer and publisher, and if that isn’t enough, he is also a Professor of Art and Director of the Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book at the Sam Fox School at Washington University. The focus of his artistic endeavors is the creation of limited edition books.