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typo canvas1Har Simrit Singh a.k.a. Typo9eR. I’m a graphic designer/painter living in Toledo, Ohio. Born in Chicago & raised in Toledo, I started painting graffiti in 1994 before studying Graphic Design in Pittsburgh & then in Phoenix from 1999 – 2003. I lived in Phoenix for 7 years before returning home to Toledo in 2007 where I currently live, work, & create. Most recent works consist of a blend of spray paint & acrylics to create a graffiti influenced style with heavy graphic design overtones.

Currently I have been keeping busy with mural projects mostly. This last year I linked up with the Higher Level Art team which is a regional collective of graff based mural painters, designers, sign painters, & craftsmen & have been in & out of town working on mural projects that

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range from skateparks to music venues to galleries to classrooms & so on. In town I just finished up a mural at the local art based high school here with some of the students from a graffiti techniques class I taught there this past Winter. I am now working on a mural/installation for a local organization that works to ensure fair housing opportunities for folks & to combat discrimination in the housing market. Next is a  smoke shop. After that a historical building that needs a facelift here in downtown Toledo. Plans to open a small gallery space & autonomous learning center next to my studio are in the works for later in 2012. This place is ready for some change. I made the conscious decision this past year to focus primarily on murals, feeling that this is the platform from which my work will reach the broadest audience. I hope to train some people through my classes & put ‘em to work on different projects here in the near future. People here in the Mid-West seem to finally be opening up to the idea that graffiti is a viable artform with the power to reach many. With the support of the larger community now, I hope to see new works come to light all over the area. For a struggling city full of blue collar folks that’s built on industry….I’d have to say….we still got soul.

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