Online Course, at Parsons Open Campus

the team:

We were filming interviews with Faride Mereb and Samoel González and Jenny Lai; Kreg filmed and edited the videos, and Sam worked as the producer for Parsons.

Digital Layout: Adobe InDesign 


Parsons Continuing and Professional Education


9‑week asynchronous online class

cleaned out a few boxes on the attic, as well as some nice pics around Freiburg, Hochburg, Hohrod, and Bodensee.

what I will miss a lot, besides the great company of family and friends, is the air and sights on the morning runs:

2021 Typography photos that I posted on Instagram with the hashtags #parsonstypes #vernaculartypographyafari #typesafari #typography #typographicsnyc #nyctypography #anselmdastner #vernacularphotography

a few from Germany:

Sorry, we got kicked out eventually (x‑mas day) due to a rent hike that would have almost doubled my rent, and it would have been month-to-month with an aggressive and intimidating broker Sam (that took pictures of me without asking) looking for even more rent.
We are sorry to not have the office on 64 Allen Street anymore. it was a beautiful space with a really great group of creative people and surrounded by new artwork every day.
But with some more people leaving, the steep rent-hike, and the short-term certainty it didn’t make sense and now we are packing up. 

Sharing the space with two amazing illustrators, and a filmmaker, it’s going to be creative!
(btw: we’re still looking to find one more person to rent a table here. someone creative and enjoying an environment of artists, illustrators, and graphic design, teachers, no promoters this time :))

Kenichiro Hoshi asked me if he could use one of my drawings as a cover for his latest single.
This drawing is from Kichijoji, a town on the west side of Tokyo) while waiting for him at the station (Inogashira Park side).
On iTunes today:

Preview for the radio shows of a single that will be on iTunes February 2018.

For my friend Kadidja I made these labels and simplified her logo.
these are available on the website that she is hosting at, as well as the Tompkin’s Square farmers market.

Online Course, at Parsons Open Campus

the team:

while we were filming interviews with Thomas and Steven, Kreg and Carol are discussing Type at TDC.


Parsons Continuing and Professional Education
UX Design for Emerging Platforms


6‑week asynchronous online class

some assignment work of re-designing webpages:


and a future technology idea

5/3/21: guest Anuj Shresta

4/7/21: guest: Tundi Szasz, insta, linkedin,,

: Kimberley Sampson, designed to create, a former student about how to succeed in interviews
03/17/21: Roy Morrison, photographer on how to take a good self-portrait


03/03/21: we needed writing help, we got answers, from Gabriel Don, writer, and creative writing coach, and teacher, thank you so much:

03/24/21: We were so blessed to meet with Shyama Golden and to hear her explain more about the ‘magical realism’ of her illustrations and her career. It was a big highlight of this Associate Degrees Pratt Institute course to have you as a guest. Thank you!

also, this is about her amazing work: Vimeo

Astrid Metta, Dana Baumgartner, Elle McNamara, Pete Gibson, Lucca Salomone, Klaude de Castro

02/17/21: guests: Samoel González and Mirko Velimirovic Iverson, good friends from

02/03/21: Illustrator and master’s class instructor John Jay Cabuay about how to make a living as an illustrator

02/10/21: Another really cool guest: Faride Mereb, Venezuelan editor and graphic designer, book designer, and all-out-awesome person:


quick update: Alex wanted to have a new look and simplified his portfolio

Alex Aikiu is a French artist exploring different fields of creativity from painting, music, styling to art and video direction.
He started his career as a musician and began styling in NYC shortly after.
He collaborated with artists like Björk, Grace Jones, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake… brands like Chanel, Kenzo and worked with french artist Jean-Paul Goude for many years.
In the meantime, he released his first music album under the name «The Aikiu» through Sony Jive / Epic. Most recently he has taken his expertise into the realm of video direction and revealing soon his photography.

website and brand design, 
Anselm Dästner


Alex Aikiu, Paris


responsive website with tiled galleries, video and audio sections; and, a cool javascript background.