Ivan Cash YGX
- Current Location: San Francisco, CA
- Originally From: Marlboro, NY
Ivan Cash is a San Francisco-based new media artist and designer who creates socially-engaged projects and believes in creativity’s power to help make the world more personal and human. Having developed a career in advertising while living in Cape Town, New York, San Francisco, and Amsterdam, Cash continues commercial work on a freelance basis and can otherwise be found creating independent projects. Nothing would make him happier than if you closed your eyes for twenty seconds after reading this and just listened to your breath.
Project 1 of 5
Snail Mail My Email is a worldwide collaborative art project where volunteers handwrite and artistically interpret strangers' emails and send these physical letters to the intended recipients, completely free of charge. In 2011, 234 volunteers collectively sent 10,457 letters to over 70 countries, the content of which inspired Snail Mail My Email, the book.
Project 2 of 5
Money talks, but not loud enough for the 99%. By circulating dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics, Occupy George informs the public of America's daunting economic disparity one bill at a time.
Co-created with Andy Dao
Project 3 of 5
With so many ways to connect, it’s evermore difficult to unplug. Facebook Sabbatical is a New Year’s Resolution that stands for slowing down and resisting distraction. This project is inspired by Pico Iyer’s essay: “The Joy of Quiet.”
Project 4 of 5
Oxt weekend is the new way to say, “Not this weekend but the weekend after,” and was created to combat the ambiguity of explaining future dates.
Co-created with Jeremy Knight
Project 5 of 5
Remixed iPad Ads
"Despite Apple's ban on X-rated apps and Steve Jobs' promise to provide 'freedom from porn,' a group of San Francisco street artists have put porn on the iPad." - Huffington Post - June, 2010
Co-created with Dan Maxwell and Jon Barco