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Google Maps

Google Maps, the most used mobile navigation app in the world (Statista), is robust, detail-oriented, and crowd-sourced. It balances a rich feature set with easy-to-use of use and user-friendly UX, which makes its top position a no-brainer. On startup, the app places the user’s focus on what matters, which is your current location, a search…

“On Love”

Cover design for On Love by Alain de Botton This book cover design, made for Alain de Botton’s “On Love”, strikes first with vibrant red and second with a typographic layout that almost feels like it will float off the page. I love the simplicity achieved by relatively complex methods of layout design; the composition…

City Life Book Cover

This book cover for “City Life” by Donald Barthelme caught my eye as I sifted through books at my local book shop. The immediate impression it gave me is that of a city that is alive and bustling with life, as the typeface used in the title resembles a 1960’s style of flashy and invigorating…

Jesus and Christian Tropes

Basis This original encaustic painting, titled “Christ Pantocrator”, was first completed in the 6th-century, will be the basis of the following interpretations. The painting depicts Jesus as the Christ in a classical Byzantine style, which often aims to capture the duality of Jesus as a figure of both divine and human nature. Many metonymic tropes…

Proxima Nova

Proxima Nova is a typeface created by American graphic designer, Mark Simonson, and is described as a mix between “typefaces like Futura and Akzidenz Grotesk” (marksimonson.com). The typeface was originally released by Simonson in 1994 under its discontinued name “Proxima Sans”, but was later iterated upon to eventually include 48 total fonts in the family…