Type 2011 Selected typographic works created during the 2011 year.

Heavy Metal
This poster is three generations in the making. My grandfather was thrifty enough to collect hundreds of pieces of discarded metal, my father was wise enough not to throw the rusted metal away, and yours truly, for picking through it, not getting tetanus, and visually arranging it.
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Neue Helvetica
It’s difficult to have a series of typographic posters and not include Helvetica in the mix. The concept was to show Neue Helvetica as a cure-all for all your typographic challenges.
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American Typewriter
I combined images of a 1960s manual typewriter with the typeface American Typewriter. Independent of each other, the original typewriter letterforms and American Typewriter have similarities, but the two would never be confused for each other — put together, they integrate almost seamlessly.
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Simply Grotesk
For this piece I wanted to create a visual that was fundamental, beautiful and grotesque (a play on its word pronunciation). Due to a registered trademark, the typeface is not directly named.
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Under Pressure
I was going through some old supplies and happened to come across a few packages of Presstype. You need to be in your late 30’s (or older) to reference a time when text was rubbed letter-by-letter on to a background surface. This piece uses a combination of Helvetica Medium Outline, Bodoni Bold and Snell Roundhand.
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Capline
This poster brings attention to the typographic term capline, which refers to an imaginary horizontal line that marks the height of capital letters. Note: 20 adult style beverages aided in the concepting and execution of this piece.
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Sensual Scrap
I was working on a project that involved quite a bit of delicate cutting, and the resulting scraps were simply too interesting to discard without documentation. The thin curves of the paper scraps reminded me of a capital script S, so I included a hand-cut 5 inch letter and photographed them together — resulting in the main visual for this poster.
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Due Date
I love old books and try to integrate them into my work when possible. This poster is a homage to the librarians in my family. A special thanks goes out to my cousin Brian, the Swiss Army Librarian, for the special assist on locating and photographing many of the date stamps.
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Juvenile Detention
This poster was a response to the overabundance of bad graffiti that I see daily around the city. Then in a satirical act of self-defiance, I vandalized my own poster — which seemed oddly appropriate considering the subject matter.
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Purely Perceived
This poster experiments with a custom dot-pattern typeface and a background image that is meant to reference a printed halftone pattern. The background is a photograph of a design created using the children’s toy Lite Brite.
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Century Gothic
Using basic geometric forms to reinforce the typographic classification and style of the letterforms, this 2-color poster celebrates the 1991 typeface Century Gothic.
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Subject To Change
As an ode to Post Modernism, this poster features typographic glyphs (instead of letters) as the primary visual elements. The background features a paper letterform sculpture with type projected onto it.
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The Future of Type?
Up to this point, every 3D letterform I have used in my work had been a physical hand-built sculpture. For this poster, I wanted to experiment with 3D software to be able to compare the benefits, limitations and visual differences.

Lorem Ipsum
Designed in a classical page layout style, this poster is an ode to the history and text that are known as Lorem Ipsum. For centuries, this dummy text has been used by printers, type designers and graphic designers when in need of placeholder text. Lorem Ipsum originates from The Extremes of Good and Evil written by Cicero in 45 BC.
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Sinsinnati
Created for Society6’s print collection Locals Only — a curated selection of art prints and posters representing the cities of the artists involved.
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Historical Polarity
This poster highlights the contrasting style of a historically popular initial capital that is reminiscent of the 16th – 19th Centuries, with that of the 20th Century.
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