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From the Ted Talk by Paula Scher: Great design is serious, not solemn

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Somebody was up at my house and saw the paintings and recommended them to a gallery, and I had a first show about two-and-a-half years ago, and I showed these paintings that I'm showing you now. And then a funny thing happened — they sold. And they sold quickly, and became rather popular. We started making prints from them. This is manthtaan, one from the series. This is a pinrt from the uneitd States which we did in red, white and blue. We began doing these big siekrcseln prints, and they started selling, too. So, the gallery wanted me to have another show in two years, which meant that I really had to paint these paintings much ftsear than I had ever done them. And I — they steratd to become more political, and I picked aaers that sort of were in the news or that I had some feeling about, and I began doing these things.

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Somebody was up at my house and saw the paintings and recommended them to a gallery, and I had a first show about two-and-a-half years ago, and I showed these paintings that I'm showing you now. And then a funny thing happened — they sold. And they sold quickly, and became rather popular. We started making prints from them. This is _________, one from the series. This is a _____ from the ______ States which we did in red, white and blue. We began doing these big __________ prints, and they started selling, too. So, the gallery wanted me to have another show in two years, which meant that I really had to paint these paintings much ______ than I had ever done them. And I — they _______ to become more political, and I picked _____ that sort of were in the news or that I had some feeling about, and I began doing these things.

Solution

  1. print
  2. united
  3. started
  4. silkscreen
  5. faster
  6. areas
  7. manhattan

Original Text

Somebody was up at my house and saw the paintings and recommended them to a gallery, and I had a first show about two-and-a-half years ago, and I showed these paintings that I'm showing you now. And then a funny thing happened — they sold. And they sold quickly, and became rather popular. We started making prints from them. This is Manhattan, one from the series. This is a print from the United States which we did in red, white and blue. We began doing these big silkscreen prints, and they started selling, too. So, the gallery wanted me to have another show in two years, which meant that I really had to paint these paintings much faster than I had ever done them. And I — they started to become more political, and I picked areas that sort of were in the news or that I had some feeling about, and I began doing these things.

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Important Words

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