Shit Kids Say – Uninhibited Brilliance
[Red Dot: Junior Award]
SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA
Shann Larsson, SCAD
“Shit Kids Say” reports the amusing and enlightening answers to questions about life from children up to ten years old. It is a book about children for adults, accompanied by illustrations. The book is an open format. It has neither page numbers nor a table of contents. Each page credits the child’s name and age. The title mimics the large letter forms of a child’s writing. This child-like writing and aesthetic and not-so-childlike title creates the humour which makes up the content of the book. Classic stick-figures collaged with photos emphasise the exaggerated nature of children’s responses.