Aaron poses next to a decorated lamp post in Astor Place. These notable artworks are created by artist Jim Powers. Today Astor Place has 7 of the refurbished mosaic posts.
Aaron stands in front of The Cooper Union Foundation Building on East 7th Street in New York City. They completed the Type@Cooper program and learned about TypeThursday.
Aaron climbs a ladder to look at books on the shelves at The Strand bookstore. They often come here to browse all types of books, particularly the rare books section, which contains notable out of print design books.
Aaron browses the used book section. The Joan Miró “Blue” painting on back cover of the book they’re holding happens to be a poster in their room.
Aaron sits on the stoop of a building, the stone lettering uses a slight reverse-stress treatment, resulting in some letters appearing top-heavy (note the “E,” the “R,” and the “S”). While it’s more common to find bottom-weighted letterforms in any medium, Aaron prefers to reimagine and experiment with alternative treatments.
This mosaic is in the entrance to the 9th Street PATH train station. Aaron appreciates finding public art in unexpected places.
Aaron stands in front of the window of The West Village Florist. Having a deep appreciation for the natural world and biology, they connect with plants and wildlife wherever they can find it in New York City.
Aaron at Grounded Coffee House on Jane Street. With the space full of plants and floral arrangements, they find this space peaceful and often come here to work.
Aaron sits in their room at home in the West Village where they share a small apartment with a roommate. The wall is covered in artworks and ephemera that inspire them or relate to a project they’re working on. Note the Joan Miró “Blue” poster on the wall, the same painting they found on a book in The Strand.
Aaron goes through calligraphy exercises and type sketches. A typeface they’re working on is visible on the computer screen. They studied under type master Tony DiSpigna, who was a big influence on their calligraphic style.
Aaron’s room in the afternoon sunlight.