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    Janice Wu: Chopstick wrappers

Janice Wu appreciates (and illustrates) the memorial in everyday paraphernalia

Posted by Liv Siddall,

We’re all guilty of finding pieces of, well, crap, in our pockets and bags every now and again. Whether it be receipts (particularly prevalent), loose matches, pen lids or bits of tissue – sometimes emptying it all out can even be kind of embarrassing. Potential hoarder Janice Wu absolutely loves all that stuff and collects it all as a kind of memory cue-card system, each small and seemingly worthless item representing different valuable places and times in her life. Her meticulous drawings of the endearingly familiar detritus are the work not just of a true draughtsman, but also someone with a lot of patience and a desire to champion the overlooked.

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    Janice Wu: Receipts

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    Janice Wu: Receipts and Cash

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    Janice Wu: Fragments

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    Janice Wu: Receipts and Cash

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    Janice Wu: Obsessive Compulsive Assortment

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.