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New Letter Form

Using the typeface Adobe Garamond Pro, I created a new letterform that combines a bold “Q”, semibold “o”, and a regular “&”.

Urban Inspired Type

Inspired by my visit to the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy, I created these compositions using the Italian phrases “buon appetito” (have a good meal) and “era squisito” (that was delicious).  The Feast of San Gennaro, as it’s called, revolves around food.  The hundreds of stands that lined Mulberry Street beckoned hungry passerbyers to stop for a bite.  While the aroma of Italian sausages and homemade ravioli were the lured people’s stomachs, the colorful banners and light up signs caught the attention of the eyes.

Gestalt Principles #5 – College Logos

Figure/Ground – the fundamental principle of perception that allows us to read imagery

Washington State University
Shapes of “W,” “S,” and “U” form cougar

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Similarity – the degree of sameness to each other

University of Miami
two mirror-imaged shapes of different colors form “U”

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Continuance – grouping that results in a continuation of direction

Stony Brook University
lines in circles converge at a single perspective point

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Proximity – the degree of distance between sensations

Mount Royal University
placement of figures forms a maple leaf shape

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Closure – grouping into recognizable forms or shapes

Temple University
negative space between forms create the character “T”

Type Specimen #2


an assortment of typographic styles found in Vogue Magazine, May 2011.

Call me lame…

…but I bought this shirt.  Maybe I’ll kiss some ass and wear it to class someday (*cough “extra credit??!” *cough).
Haha, but in all honestly, I just thought the shirt was pretty cool.
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Once you’re a member, you can grab great stuff like this and other cool shit!

Gestalt Principles #4 – Louis Kahn

Figure/Ground – the fundamental principle of perception that allows us to read imagery

Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban, Bangladesh
layers of walls and shapes create interesting figure/ground relationships

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Similarity – the degree of sameness to each other

Kimbell Art Museum, USA
repetition of identically shaped sections

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Continuance – grouping that results in a continuation of direction

Salk Institute, USA
perspective lines continue into horizon

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Proximity – the degree of distance between sensations

Exeter Library, USA
windows are placed equidistant from one another

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Closure – grouping into recognizable forms or shapes

Indian Institute of Management, India
two open shapes form a circle

Typographic Value