Designer reimagines famous brand logos with beautiful hand-lettering

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 21 April 2015

For her project ‘Design by Hand’, design student Sara Marshall (not the movie character) breathes new life into a bunch of iconic brand logos by giving them a more personal and whimsical look through calligraphy. Taking on big names like FedEx, Coca-Cola, YouTube, Skype, and Subway, Marshall manages to update their logos in the increasingly popular hand-lettering style.

Read more

This majestic landscape was completed by one artist using not brushes but a pair of skates

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

Before you start imagining what sort of huge brushes Tian Haisu had used for her mega 13 metres (43 feet) tall by six metres (20 feet) wide painting of a Chinese landscape, stop. It was actually painted by skates she put on which have been adapted to hold a pot of paint attached to the wheels.

Read more

Only pens, pencils and a lot of talent were used to make these words lift themselves off the page

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2015

Tolga Girgin is an electrical and electronics engineer from Eskisehir, Turkey, who doodles in his spare time. Well, maybe calling them ‘doodlings’ is an understatement. He does 3D anamorphic lettering illustration, which leaves the less talented – like us – scratching our heads and muttering ‘how does he do it?’

Read more

Awesome animals created from calligraphy strokes

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 30 May 2014

Calligraphy is usually reserved for formal invitations or place settings. Not in Andrew Fox’s world. This England-based artist has taken his designer skills and applied them to this fun and quirky series of animals, with just a stroke of a calligraphy pen. These animals might seem simple at first, but take a closer look and […]

Read more

Calligraphic works by Nicole Lavelle

Conrad Crespin Reader Find

By Conrad Crespin in New Art on Monday 5 August 2013

I have a huge crush on Nicole Lavelle. Huge. Not only is she more talented and inventive than me, she is also extremely adorable. Her calligraphic works evoke the deep romantic in me and make me want to escape to small town America to eat apple pie whilst the Pretenders play on an old jukebox. […]

Read more

Impressive light calligraphy by Julien Breton

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Sunday 23 December 2012

Sure, everyone’s getting into light photography these days. What we like about French photographer-calligrapher Julien Breton’s works is just how many light years away his exquisite light paintings of Arabic calligraphy are from the run-of-the-mill light paintings out there. They’re beautiful.

Read more

Calligraphic art by Ronit Bigal

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 17 October 2012

When calling the black Indian ink calligraphies by Israeli artist Ronit Bigal minimal art, it’s actually meant literally. Her work is composed of tiny Hebrew letters and it takes thousands of them to cover the skin. In the photographs, her work almost appears like abstract landscapes or carpets made of letters that seem so haptic, you feel like you could read them by touching them with your fingers.

Read more

Calligraphy classes in Berlin by Giuseppe Salerno

Linus Boman Reader Find

By Linus Boman in New Design on Thursday 30 August 2012

Wedding coming up? Want to class up your passive aggressive notes in the office kitchen? Or just have an appreciation for the beauty of the written word? Giuseppe Salerno is an Italian, Berlin-based calligrapher whose versatility and passion for the written word has kept him in constant demand. Salerno runs occasion workshops in Berlin, in English, for under $50, including all the tools to get you started. Don’t pass up the chance to learn directly from a true virtuoso of the form.

Read more

Detroit house painting by RETNA, Richard Colman

Daniel Fletcher Reader Find

By Daniel Fletcher in Cool Travel on Wednesday 27 October 2010

When i was a kid, I thought graffiti was awesome. Not much has changed. I also thought it would be awesome to paint my parent’s living room. They refused, repeatedly. RETNA and Richard Colman probably shared the same dream. Only, in place of the Black Flag bars that would’ve landed me in military school, they dreamed in lush calligraphy and bold geometrics.

Read more