Words Leap Off The Page In 3D Calligraphy Art By Tolga Girgin

Tolga-Girgin-Typography-Calligraphy-1 Tolga-Girgin-Typography-Calligraphy-2 Tolga-Girgin-Typography-Calligraphy-3 Tolga-Girgin-Typography-Calligraphy-4

Considerably ancient art form of calligraphy is brought to new dimensions by Tolga Girgin, a Turkish electrical engineer by trade and graphic designer by heart. His series of 3D calligraphic artworks witness how a little bit of imagination and skill can breathe life to a slowly disappearing craft.

Looking at Girgin’s graceful letters and strokes it seems like they are going to leap off the page and float into thin air. The eye-catching effect is achieved by combining skillful shading and perspective. Bright colors also do justice for Girgin’s works. His letterforms look more like paper cut-outs than two-dimensional drawings.

Girgin also practices “calligraffiti” which blends the properties of calligraphic style with modern day graffiti: the art of writing meets the art of getting your (pseudo) name up in an urban environment. Calligraffiti borrows inspiration from ancient lettering styles: Japanese ancient brush characters, Arabic pictorial scripts, medieval books and quill writing. The new form of art was originally named and pioneered by Dutch artist Niels Shoe Meulman. (via Colossal)

Currently Trending

Advertise here !!!

Character

Character

Finnish company Character is on a mission to salvage dismantled logos and signs, recycling them into individual design objects. The photography is beautiful!

Currently Trending

Advertise here !!!

Alex Varanese- Bent Curcuit Type

Alex Varanese illustration

Typographer and illustrator Alex Varanese combines 3d techniques with traditional print design techniques in circuit bent type series of illustrations. I like the consistent and specific use of red in all of Alex’s work. Im not sure what you would call the shade but it’s an iconic palate that’s modern and vintage at the same time. ¬†Alex also has a nice array of custom type on his site. More images after the jump.

Currently Trending