Obsessive Consumption by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Photo: Kate Bingaman-Burt

Did you buy something today? Do you remember things you’ve purchased within the last week, let alone within the last year?

For the past four years, Portland based illustrator and educator Kate Bingaman-Burt has documented all of her purchases with daily drawings. The end result of this documentation: a new book published by Princeton Architectural Press, entitled Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?

Started as a break from drawing credit card statements, Kate’s ink drawings are entertaining and intimate as they put a face on ordinary objects that we consume on daily basis and often don’t think twice about. From sunglasses and snacks to wedding bands and a dog, these objects tell a personal story we can all connect with as members of consumer culture.

kate bingaman-burt, kate burt, obsessive consumption, illustration, book review

kate bingaman-burt, kate burt, obsessive consumption, illustration, book review

kate bingaman-burt, kate burt, obsessive consumption, illustration, book review

kate bingaman-burt, kate burt, obsessive consumption, illustration, book review

kate bingaman-burt, kate burt, obsessive consumption, illustration, book review

kate bingaman-burt, kate burt, obsessive consumption, illustration, book review

kate bingaman-burt, kate burt, obsessive consumption, illustration, book review

kate bingaman-burt, kate burt, obsessive consumption, illustration, book review

kate bingaman-burt, kate burt, obsessive consumption, illustration, book review

If you don’t have a copy already, this book is definitely worth picking up and you can purchase a copy here. Be sure to visit Kate’s website to see more work and keep up with her on twitter.

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love your work! actually saw it at quirk gallery in richmond, va just yesterday!

Huzzah, Grain Edit! Thanks so much for the post!
and alison, thanks for the kind words! Quirk Gallery is a great space!

I love potato chips.
(And Kate.)

Man, I still gotta pick up this book.

Sheesh Corey! Get on it!

This is an amazing concept. I love the idea and I believe this give us a closer look on the author’s life. It is inspiring to do the same thing.

your blog is a constant source of inspiration to me. so thank you very much for that.
i would love if you stopped by my thang: D E S I G N L O V E F E S T

The designs are awesome.

Love love love the hand drawn type and illustration!

So nice ,I love it very much

Very nice ,I love reading through your blog, I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.

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