Friday, May 30, 2008

Marian Bantjes

When I learned of Marian Bantjes' work, it was like being connected with a creative kindred spirit. Marian is hands down, the reigning queen of ornament, handlettering, and general design awesomeness. My handlettering merely aspires to be like hers when it grows up, but she makes it look so effortless and fluid. And I love that you can sense emotion through her ornamentation and how the lettering is hidden in the ornamentation--you have to unlock or decode the message, in a way.

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