Yesterday I went to see Luca Bogoni, an Italian graphic designer and illustrator well known for his illustrations for Moleskine. I chose him as the subject for my final project, which I will post once my professor has approved and finalized it. I was so excited when he emailed me back and was interested in my project. Bogoni and I chatted about his work and life, while I took pictures of him and his studio. It was an honor to meet such a great artist — he was very candid, always willing to answer my questions.
Afterwards, I met up with the group to go to der Reichstag. The juxtaposition of the building was just incredible: the traditional, stone facade compared to the modern, glass interior. The views from the top were great as well; we could see the western and eastern most parts of the city. We’ll be seeing that again tonight from the TV tower, except at dark.
I can’t believe I leave tomorrow. Berlin is a wonderful city with, as I said once before, so much history and diversity. I’m excited to go home to see my family, fiance and friends. I’ve made some great friends here though, most of whom I probably won’t see again. Bittersweet. It’ll be back to the real world with thesis defending and job hunting. It’s been a wonderful end-of-grad-school trip.