It seems that contemporary calligraphy is making its way back into the modern craftsman’s arsenal. I admittedly have an open love affair with letters and handwriting, so when I saw that Fifteen Eleven was hosting a calligraphy workshop led by Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant To Be D.C., I quickly signed up.
In spirit of the 1-year anniversary of my graduation and departure for Vienna, I thought I’d share some sketches from my time there with you. I was recently flipping through my sketchbooks searching for some of my favorites to contribute to a book that two of my classmates just finished designing. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. These particular drawings are of experiences, ideas, locations and objects that resonated with me. Enjoy … it’s about to be real long.
Tonight I had the opportunity to visit a DC Design studio, Polygraph, to participate in an intimate discussion with the principals and some other AIGA members on the importance of stepping away from the computer as designers.
I heard about this event after receiving an invite from AIGA, but was more intrigued to go after hearing from one of my old coworkers/Vienna Studio particpants that the three founders of Polygraph were not only JMU alum, but Vienna Studio alum. I wanted to see how such an incredible experience translated into the real working lives of a multidisciplinary studio in DC.