For my Thesis project, I created a visual pleasing typeface that had a little urban feel to it, to express how I saw the City of Baltimore as. I also wanted to create something that could allow others to alter and change the typeface into how they visually saw and felt about Baltimore. So I created dead drop usb's around the Maryland Institute College of Art Campus, where my peers could download the typeface and design from there and return them back to the dead drops. My script of my intro says," I was born and raised in the city of Baltimore. The character of the city I love has sculpted me to be a graphic designer. The art scene here fills me with inspiration constantly, especially in the visual arts and music. Baltimore and design always comes first for me. The design aesthetics of Baltimore are awesome, from the Harbor to Station North, Fells Point, Canton, and Hampden. The urban industrial look and feel of Baltimore City is always expressed in my design work;the raw, old, metal, antiques look. I am inspired by Baltimore's history, and the other cities along the east coast like Philadelphia, and New York. I want to tell that unique Baltimore story to people who haven't been here before. There's more than just The Wire, riots, and murder. The art scene here isn't so heavily dependent on anything from like a certain style, approach, and money to fund art, which makes the quality of work so fresh. We artists are just starting to rebuild the city, it's like a blank canvas that is just waiting to be painted. Similarly, my mind is still young, so I approach my work with a very youthful stamp. Designing this typeface helped me to show and express how I see the city, from the shape of the letter forms, to the orientation of how they are laid out.
I look at this project as a family of collaborators striving to build each other up just like Baltimore is to me. To create something that is unique. So I ask my fellow classmates and others who might be so inclined, to go out, find and download this fresh Baltimorianfont at the locations on my map and create their own stamp on Baltimore through their posters. Design like you never have before: Deconstruct it, alter the look, make it what you may want it to look, and let it describe Baltimore in the way that you see it's beauty. "