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Industry Arts
Occupation Designer/Calligrapher/Educator
Location Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
Introduction A published calligrapher & designer, Jerry began his typography experience at Rockwell International & Zipatone Inc. Some calligraphic achievements are worth noting. The most prominent piece was a calligraphic original certificate for 1st Lady of Illinois, Lura Lynn Ryan. He lettered the words "Las Vegas" for banners on The Strip. Exhibits include the Chicago Calligraphy Collective, St Mary’s College, AlphaMark (ACA), Benedictine University. Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Colfax Cultural Center and SIU. Also, selected pieces have been chosen for juried exhibitions by the CCC at the Newberry Library. He served on CCC board as President and Officer. Selected pieces have been published by Hearst Books, Lettering Arts Review, Rockport, Universe, Sunrise & Harper Collins. The Smithsonian houses 3 of his calligraphic envelopes in permanent archives. The Newberry’s Wing Collection acquired several specimens. In 2000, he was commissioned to redesign the James R Thompson awards presented by Lura Lynn Ryan in Springfield. As of Sept 2008, Jerry is making signs for Trader Joe's. UNlearning all traditional lettering skills, his daily work is fun & Joesy!