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zebra

Developmental Commentary

The zebra is most known for it’s immaculate camouflage. Other than it’s stripes though, it basically resembles a stubby horse. The zebra spends its days avoiding predators, drinking, and grazing. For the execution of this type I decided to start by creating some basic block sans serif letters. I then took those letters and broke them down into a series of stripes that subtly fluctuated in size and shape. At first glance you might not see any letters but if you look from afar, or squint, the lines meld together and you can easily read zebra. It was hard to come up with a way to make the characters seem camouflaged yet can still be easily read, but overall I’m satisfied with

its performance.

  

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Taken on January 27, 2008