Pawel Nolbert's 'Atypical' Typeface is Essentially a Paint Stroke Font

By: Megan Facciuolo - Jun 19, 2014
References: nolbert & designtaxi
Artist and designer Pawel Nolbert created an expressive paint stroke font with unconventional painting techniques. The series of typography, titled 'Atypical,' features letters constructed with fluid paintbrush strokes and vibrant watercolors.

They are aesthetically pleasing, considering they steer clear from traditional graphic typography methods that tend to be boxy and geometrical. Each letter is being sold on the artist's website as a poster. They are the perfect gift for visual artists and graphic artists alike. They explore form and rhythm of letters and are "presented as half-realistic, half-illustrative figurative sculptures."

Many of the letters take on spirally shapes, so it may be hard for the viewer to depict the letter that is actually being presented at first glance. But isn't that what art is all about? There is more than what meets the eye.