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In choosing a font for the current series of cryptographic paintings, I settled on one of the more durable and popular typefaces, Caslon. Created during 1725 by William Caslon at his foundry in Sheffield, England, it was based on some of the current Dutch fonts of the time, and includes well-developed serif characters that aid in legibility and aesthetic value.


My design education consisted of a first year immersion in all facets of art and design. Every student at the school had to take a year of something called “Foundations” which¬†consisted of 2D Design, 3D Design, Art History, Life Drawing and, just in case we didn’t get enough of it in high school, English and Social Studies. Although it was a great way to introduce students to the school environment and get everyone to know each other, most students¬†found it dreadful.