fracture sans typeface
For this original typeface design, I wanted to take a typical sans serif typeface and push the limits of legibility by removing pieces of letters. Rather than having a clear sense of each letter, the reader must pay close attention to the context in which the letters appear, putting together words like a puzzle. The mood of this typeface is mysterious and futuristic, and recalls the age of the early modern avant garde, particularly the Bahaus and Soviet Constructivists. The booklet shown below documents the entire process of creating the font, from the moment of inspiration, through the preliminary drawings, to the actual application of the font in layouts and sample text copy.
CHISEL & STONE BRAND Book
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAICSG) LOGO
As a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), this design won the school's Student Government logo contest. The design is now the organization's official logo, and can be found across the school's downtown campus on brochures, posters, apparel, and water bottles.
ENROUTE BOOKS AND MEDIA BRANDING
This logo was created for Enroute books and media, a publishing company based out of Holy Apostles College and Seminary. The image of the wing ties to the company's interest in faith and reason being used together, like two wings working in unison to elevate the soul.
Using laser cutting technology, Lightcatcher Trivet was fabricated in the Sullivan Fabrication Studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A fully functional kitchen trivet, Lightcatcher is an ideal accessory for the contemporary dining room.
HOUSEFIRE is an experimental art object that draws inspiration from contemporary lighting design. Using laser engraving and traditional woodworking technologies, HOUSEFIRE negotiates the relationship between a functional object, and a sculpture. The title "HOUSEFIRE" references the warm, fiery glow that is contained by the four "walls" of the box.