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Minimalissmos

Able and Will are backstage talking about keeping it minimal today, which seems a bit counter to their usual busy styles, but we predict it’ll serve them both well.

Able Parris lives in Carrboro, NC, and works at McKinney in Durham, NC, so he presumably spends his days serving the design needs of the Greater Research Triangle Area and his nights partying with Superchunk and UNC cheerleaders. Or as he puts it, “Able Parris is an artist and designer who enjoys exploring the mountains and seas with his wife, and personal photographer, Julia.” Before the glamor of Carrboro (we hear they have an amazing artisan popsicle shoppe) he attended Rhode Island School of Design (our second RISDer in a row!), then ran his own boutique design studio in Providence. He has self-published two poetry chapbooks, and his collages have been published both in the states and abroad. He is also a contributor to welovetypography.com and fieldmic.com. He played a solid qualifier last year and wanted another shot at glory, who are we to say no, especially since we dig his Guided-by-Voices-album-cover collage style?

Will Ringland doesn’t exist. If he did, he’d probably adopt an obtuse pseudonym (“A.B. Mann”) with which he would spend his time fabricating nostalgia, photographing anything that gets in his way, tweeting silly things and blatantly ignoring the Oxford comma (We will also note that he puts two spaces after a period, which is so pre-digital). He would also be a crack photographer (“crack” the adjective, not the noun, we hope,) based in Madison, Wisconsin; you know, were we to speculate, just to keep our college-town theme going.