Author Archives: Mary Gerber

About Mary Gerber

Hello! My name is Mary and I am from Seattle, Washington. I am currently living in Pullman as a senior at Washington State University. I am studying Communication with an emphasis on Public Relations, and I am minoring in Digital Technology & Culture.

Alphabet Design Proposal: Mary Gerber

Claire Fontaine, a self-proclaimed “ready-made artist,” exemplifies identity produced by contemporary capitalism in almost all of her work. I was inspired by a particular piece by Fontaine for my alphabet design, titled They Hate Us For Our Freedom. This piece features a … Continue reading

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Type Anatomy: Mary Gerber

Roaming about the Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections department of the library, I was exposed to beautiful, artistic fonts – both handwritten and printed. I was particularly intrigued by Mary Martin Rebow’s handwritten letter to her fiancé. Dated Oct. 25, … Continue reading

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Pattern Design Reflection: Mary Gerber

  When creating my designs, I felt inspiration from the beach at my family cabin I spent many summers at when I was young. Camano Island has a particular portion of beach that is filled to the shore with driftwood. … Continue reading

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Point, Line, Plane: Mary Gerber

Ellen Lupton explains the artistic value among elements using points, lines, and planes to map and connect data. Each of these elements are prominent in our every day lives, and present unique features that can often be overlooked. I appreciated … Continue reading

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Texture: Mary Gerber

Over a series of several days, I did my best to examine the textures and materials surrounding me and take photos of the textures in the moment I first witnessed them. I never had really reflected on how prominent texture … Continue reading

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