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Architect David Adjaye: A Star Whose Time Is Now

Posted in Design, LinkedIn by ayanaairakan on 2009/10/30

I just finished reading Fast Company Magazine’s article on David Adjaye, a London-based architect. He’s quite good designing  Denver, Colorado’s Museum of Contemporary Art,  and this fall, the Moscow  School of Management complex he designed opens. In addition, he has designed the homes of noted actors like Ewan McGregor.

Now he’s slated to design the Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., a $500 million project. Quite an accomplishment for such a young architect (43 yrs.), whose in field where such grand projects often go to people almost twice his senior.

I’m always excited to read about designers who are making such a good name for themselves by their work, especially those who don’t necessarily fit the mold or box we often put people in.

Enjoy the article: bit.ly/1hr3A

Jimmy Bosch Solo At The Spanish Harlem Orchestra Show/10-20-09 in San Francisco

Posted in Photography by ayanaairakan on 2009/10/26

Reliving my days as a photographer of so many great musicians. Two of my shots of Jimmy Bosch doing what he does, oh so well. That’s Mitch Frohman in the background. More of my musician shots can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayanabaltrip/,

jbosch1 blog

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jbosch2 blog

© 2009 Ayana Baltrip Balagas-All Rights Reserved

Industrial, architectural and found typographic studies

Posted in Experimental, Process, Typography by ayanaairakan on 2009/10/03

The studies were part of a typographic assignment from Steve Jones’ typography class at San Francisco State University I took as part of my Master’s curriculum.

Can you guess the letters?