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BFACD Faculty Highlight: Jessica Svendsen

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Handwriting Just Doesn’t Matter. New York Times Sunday Review Illustration.

This semester, Jessica Svendsen returns to Parsons as a CD adjunct faculty, co-teaching Core Typography with designer Luke Williams. Jessica has most recently worked at Apple and as a designer at Pentagram for Michael Bierut. Her bold use of form and typography has been recognized by It’s Nice That, AIGA Eye On Design, Working Not Working, and many more. Visit her website here to see more of her work.

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Yale School of Architecture Posters. Since 1998, the Yale School of Architecture posters follow two specific design restraints: black and white on a standard poster size. Within these parameters, each of these posters uses custom typography to announce symposia, lectures, and exhibitions, while pushing their forms with simplicity and experimentation.

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One Hundred Patterns by Ben Barry. One Hundred Patterns compiles designer Ben Barry’s daily patterns. For each pattern, Barry worked within a set of restrictions, including a consistent base unit size, a limited number of rotations, and a specified color palette. The cover features each pattern unit, foil stamped as outlines. The entire book was printed using three spot colors (and their overprints).

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Yale School of Architecture Posters. Since 1998, the Yale School of Architecture posters follow two specific design restraints: black and white on a standard poster size. Within these parameters, each of these posters uses custom typography to announce symposia, lectures, and exhibitions, while pushing their forms with simplicity and experimentation.

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