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How I Turned My Love of 'The Wire' into Design for Impact

Most mainstream exposure to ‘hood’ culture doesn’t give an honest look into the heart and character of it. The Wire was brutally honest to a fault, but made me fully appreciate life in Baltimore.

I went to the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as an undergrad. It was only a matter of days after finishing my move that someone asked me, “Have you watched The Wire yet?” I had little notion of what Baltimore was actually like, even though I grew up 40 miles down Route 95 in Washington, D.C. I was completely swept away by the series. Most mainstream exposure to ‘hood’ culture doesn’t give an honest look into the heart and character of it. The Wire was brutally honest to a fault, but made me fully appreciate life in Baltimore.

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