ESP Biography

LJ JOYNER, director of the brand new UChicago Splash!

Major: Urban Geography/Mathematics

College/Employer: University of Chicago

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a student at the University of Chicago, studying math and urban geography, interested in cities, font design, teaching and education, running, cooking, and a bunch of other things. I started a Splash at UChicago this year, and I'm here from Chicago for the weekend!

Past Classes

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Map Design for Public Transportation in SPLASH (2007)
In this class, we'll look at public transportation maps from a bunch of notable systems – including New York, Chicago, ...

Type is Cool: Introduction to Font Design in SPLASH (2007)
We'll warm up a bit by drawing some letters of all kinds. Then I'll provide a short history of letterforms, ...

Urban Geography & Design: A Short Introduction in SPLASH (2007)
Have you ever wondered what makes cities feel so distinctive? Why are blocks long in some cities, but short in ...