Contemporary Calligraphy

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.

Contemporary Calligraphy
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1 Year Later

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.

Das Mobel

Das Mobel

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Designing with the Other Four Fingers

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.
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