illustration, lettering

Grotesque Beauty

 

Grotesque Beauty was an original typeface I designed, inspired by the art of contortion and the human form. I did the first version in 2010 with watercolor pencils. In 2015, I began work on a second, simple hand-drawn version of the typeface, aiming to represent a complete set of alphabetical characters. 

 
 
A.jpg

A

 

F

E.jpg

E

 

R

 
 

Reference

As part of the process, I do a lot of research, including yoga, gymnastics, ballet, and modern dance, in order to capture all of the unimaginably beautiful figures the human body can form.

 
 
 
 

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