Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lucretia's Letters

Maaike Klarenbeek & Jo Tunderman aka Lucretia LaLune in Dordrecht, The Netherlands are working together on a project they call Lucretia's Letters (in Dutch, English version is HERE). They explain, "In Lucretia’s letters we follow the life of socially somewhat awkward Lucretia LaLune in words and pictures. Lucretia’s thoughts and behavior are recognizable in a funny, sometimes little embarrassing way, but also shows us that our personal idiosyncrasies are not that awful… Maaike writes Lucretia's love letters to Amadeu, who is the man Lucretia sees on metro rides and is in love with. Jo's illustrations complement the letters and bring them to life."
 

Why did you decide to do this project?  We both wanted to challenge our creativity in a 365 project. First we thought of doing our own projects separately, but it seemed so much more fun and inspiring to combine our strengths in this project. We wanted to create something (or someone) that is recognizable to a lot of people, but at the same time is such a caricature, that most people feel relieved that they're not THAT bad. Lucretia puts thoughts that every person might have, into word. It's fun to be able to say anything you want and hide behind an alter ego. ;-)


How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? For now is hasn't really effected our lives yet. It might though. It's going to be a real challenge to commit to this every day, while jobs, social life and other activities also require a lot of time and energy... :-)




Follow Lucretia's correspondence HERE in Dutch and HERE in English.

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