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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts, Department of Visual Communication, School of the Art Institute… Read More
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts, Department of Visual Communication, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009. Read Less
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MFA Exhibition
Visual Communication
While studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and frequenting The Newberry Library of Chicago, I observed vellums from the fifteenth-century and type specimens of early twentieth-century. The following two sections of images showcase my thesis exhibition presented at The Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, IL during the Spring 2009.
9 coauthored colophons

letterpress on Rives BFK;
(2) handset set colophons; (7) inket on Rives BFK;13 x 16 in (unframed), 2009

In my study of type design, the colophon is a tool to better understand the role of the book designer and the type designer as authors. The nine coauthored colophons featured here subsided from a collection of thirty.
Type as Relic

8 wooden glyphs, lasercut on birch, 8 x 8 in (individually)

A glyph is a graphic representation of a character. Each glyph represents one of three typefaces designed and describes a variation of the definition of penman.