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Arjowiggins Creative Papers partners with D&AD to launch The Blank Sheet Project Time Capsule


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

January 15, 2013 | 2 min read

The Blank Sheet Project inspiration platform, an initiative from Arjowiggins Creative Papers concerned with linking innovation and sustainability and providing creative solutions, has announced the launch of its latest project; The Blank Sheet Time Capsule.

Arjowiggins Creative Papers collaborated with D&AD for the project with the launch acting as an invitation for creatives from all areas of the arts and design to populate the Time Capsule with a personal vision of ‘Design and Creativity in 2023’. The only constraint is that each contribution must start with a blank sheet of paper, regardless of whether it ends up as an object, an image, a movie or some other creative or art format.

Contributions can be submitted online, with a deadline set for the end of June 2013. The website gallery will remain live until December 2013 so that participants and visitors to the site can share the content with Facebook, Twitter and Weibo. At the end of 2013 the site will be taken down and preserved by Arjowiggins Creative Papers for ‘rediscovery’ in 2023.

Arjowiggins Creative Papers MD Jonathan Mitchell commented on the initiative: “ Like George Orwell’s 1984 and the 1950s silver jump-suited 21st Century, the Time Capsule will present an intriguing view of how we see our future and in the process reveal something of our present. It is an exciting opportunity to inspire a next generation of creatives and even provide a catalyst for previously un-thought of innovations that with time could become reality”.

Once entries close at the end of June 2013, high profile mentors will endorse those entries they identify as the most visionary. Events in the design capitals of the world will explore the topic of the future of design, and display contributions from The Blank Sheet Time Capsule. Arjowiggins Creative Papers will then take care of the archives until it is time to revisit them a decade hence.

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