For nearly ninety years Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has been bringing “Greater Service, Greater Progress” to communities in the United States, North Korea, Bermuda, Germany, Africa, Bahamas and beyond. Within these years, history books (Behind These Doors, 1974 and The Legacy Continues, 1994) have been written with stories from the organizations founders, minutes from national meetings and chapter activities, but until 2011 the history of the organization was never displayed.
I began working on this 7 month project using publications of the organization’s magazine, the history book, internet research, etc. to compile information not readily available to the membership and visitor to the International Corporate Headquarters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
The final senior project for my Letters, Signs and Symbols class was to create a font and then use that font to create a piece using the quote “I am the leaden army that conquers the world. I am type.” The piece that was created from the font Ejoy330 (my first initial, middle name and date of birth March 30th), developed images of pandas, bamboo trees and grass, from letter of Ejoy330.