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This is Empire, originally an illustration project in response to the show Empire on Starz. The whole concept of this face was to be overly decorative and mimic the interlocking shapes of greek design, with the intention of creating textile patterns for the embroidery machine and jacquard loom.

Ultimatly, I knew that this typeface wasn't going to live on a page. I would have loved to see it fulfill it's destiny as a textile, and to have seen the movement of the type that comes with it. Sadly, forces were against me. Without the ability to access the embroidery machine, or loom, I improvized by laser cutting gold painted plexi, to match the decadent feel of the pattern.

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