Since 2010 Mario De Meyer worked as a freelance graphic designer based in Ghent, Belgium. His strong focus is on typography but has also concentrated in abstract designs. He has worked with a variety of clients worldwide such as IBM, Fortune, Adobe and Wired to name a few. On the blog 8Faces he says this about his work:
“My love for lettering is something that grew over the years. During school typography lessons were always one of my favourites, but I never thought back then that it would become my main focus. Typography wasn’t so big back then. I think my love of lettering actually came from frustration. Belgium is a pretty complicated country and the fact that we have two languages (Dutch and French) doesn’t make it any easier. Certainly when you’re a designer, clients don’t want two designs but still require two languages.”
“This frustration was healthy in a way. As a reaction I started designing stuff for myself for fun, with my own philosophy and to challenge myself.”
The artist can be followed on his website, Behance and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Mario De Meyer.
We love the funky type style of Mel Cerri but we could not find much information on her so will quote what she has written on her website.
“Mel Cerri is a lettering artist and illustrator based in São Paulo, Brazil. She enjoys all things fun and quirky, and that is reflected in the work she makes. Her Brazilian heritage also plays a big role as an inspiration for her bold color palettes and the vibrant signature of her work, resulting in loud and proud graphics, murals and more. She has collaborated with a diverse group of clients, including Facebook, Coca-Cola, Adobe, Pepsi, Disney and more.”
The artist can be found on her website, Behance, Dribble and Instagram. Some of her prints are sold here on Society 6.
Images: Courtesy of Mel Cerri.
James Cook is an architecture student who creates typewriter art. He purchased his first typewriter from an elderly couple and after a few squirts of WD40 turned the instrument into a portrait-generating machine. Five years later he owns half-a-dozen typewriters and has been able to sell his artwork. On an article in Daily Mail he says this about his work:
“It’s quite labour intensive but I enjoy it. It’s using an obsolete piece of technology to create something nice. I usually start in the middle of the paper and work my way out.”
“I use specific characters and letters to do certain jobs. For example, full stops, underscores and forward slashes are good for straight lines, and brackets, Os and zeros good for curves.”
“The @ symbol is ideal for shading. But I also build them all up, two or three characters on top of each other, to create the depth.”
More of his work can be viewed on his website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of James Cook Artwork.