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March 24, 2015 - Comments Off on Daily Drop Caps

Daily Drop Caps

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"A drop cap is a large capital letter at the beginning of a text block that has the depth of two or more lines of regular text."

With the goal of expanding my typographic horizons and improving my lettering skills, I conducted a project in which I sketched by hand and then digitally vectorize one drop cap per day for a period of 4 weeks.

I used a variety of techniques from calligraphy pens (see "V") to Q-tips with ink (see "&"), and explored a wide array of styles from a minimalistic "N" to an engraved representational "T".

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25/03/15

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Astronauts are people trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Although generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists.

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March 23, 2015 - Comments Off on I should’ve backed-up

I should’ve backed-up

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This article is a short visual essay that illustrates the importance of backing-up work related files and the resulting anger caused by the absence of them. The article is primarily focused on a personal occurrence and it concludes with different tips and resources useful for the purpose of keeping your files safe.

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March 9, 2015 - Comments Off on The importance of travelling

The importance of travelling

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“I want to urge you very strongly to travel as much as you can, and to evolve yourself as an internationalist. It's as important a part of your education as a radical as the reading of any book.”

― Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

This article is a short three parts essay that illustrates my personal experience travelling as a design student, and my findings on how travelling shapes the mind of a creative professional. The first part refers to my individual background, the second narrates an imaginary case study, and the third part brings thoughts to a conclusion.

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