Out of My Hands Baltimore

November 20, 2012
Helen Armstrong

To launch AIGA Baltimore’s Design Week 2012, Assistant Professsor Helen Armstrong and Zvezdana Stojmirovic led a participatory workshop. Our goal: to co-create a unique “Baltimore” alphabet. Working assembly-line style, each person filled up letter outlines with content in five minute intervals as Zvezdana and I shared the latest examples from the field and essential tips for starting participatory projects.

See and share the finished letterforms below. Scroll down to access vector versions. The Baltimore alphabet is licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License. In other words, you may use these letterforms for non-commercial purposes as long as you attribute the creators.

photography by Jennifer Marin

Vector Files:




OOMH Baltimore by Helen Armstrong; Zvezdana Stojmirovic is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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Nina Allen
Minkyeong Bae
Richard Blake
Keia Butts
Leslie Chung
Viviana Cordova
Pavle Doroslovacki
Shiraz Gallab
Rebecca Gallagher
Amy Hurst
Seth Kaiser
Jackie Littman
Gilda Martinez
Mary Quick
Mina Radojevic
Hadley Robin
Elizabeth Ross
Kristin Royer
Sarah Shahabi
Katie Smith
Lyliam Vásquez
Rachel Ventura
Amy Lee Walton
Pavlo Yakovets

Special thanks to all our Baltimore participants!
Please contact Helen Armstrong to make any edits to our participant list.

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