I received my MFA this spring from Art Center College of Design’s Media Design Practices program. Before graduate school I worked on green infrastructure (green roofs, street-level rain capture), studied human geography at Dartmouth, and spent 18 years in rural Vermont.
I lived in Kampala, Uganda for ten weeks and fell in love with a style of graphic messages seen on the windows and windshields of public taxis and other vehicles.
The messages fell roughly into four categories; philosophy (proverbs and abstract values), identity (politics, place, and names/handles), religion, and football.
Taxi Ipsum is a display typeface based on the hand-cut serif lettering most common in these window decorations. I also created a brush pack for Adobe Illustrator based on the graphic details.