A se gudura

(Romanian) The action of making certain movements, usually just next to someone, that express your happiness and love for that person. It can also mean that you are seeking affection as confirmation of the other person’s feelings.

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Shivani Parasnis is a typographer and graphic designer from Mumbai, India, and a recent MFA graphic design graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore. After making the switch from biotechnology to graphic design in 2018, Parasnis has been constantly exploring new and exciting ways of expressing, designing, and looking at letterforms, illustrations, and print media. Her work is heavily influenced by her physical and emotional environments, and she enjoys melding influences of the East and West in her practice. Her design thinking is grounded in type design, print, vibrancy, and culture.


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