got the message?  is a series of do-it-yourself-cards based on shadow casting panels. Each card contains multiple punched "dots", which encode two images.  Initially the front side of a got the message?-card looks empty and clear, apparently without any image or message — only a bunch of punched "dots" is visible. These dots can be pulled up with a spiky tool (e.g. a tooth-picker), to stand out perpendicularly to the card surface. In such position they drop shadow when appropriately illuminated. To discover the message encoded in the card follow these three steps:



                      step 1: bend                                                   step 2: pull up                                                           step 3: enjoy!