Posted by Danni Le Toullec on March 23, 2010
Typography is something that most people take for granted but for some, the curves and shapes of words are an art form. Artist Niels Meulman a.k.a ‘Shoe’ has carved a niche market with his work as a calligrapher, typographer, graffiti artist and designer.
‘Calligraffiti – The Graphic Art of Niels SHOE Meulman’ offers up a visual feast with a side of witty banter. It features some of the worlds’ best typographic works as well as an essay by renowned writer Adam Euwens.
The book gives insight into the inspirations behind each of Shoe's works. To describe Not on a Road, 2009 he explains "This title was taken from a crappy GPS device. Grand-touring on the Autobahn, it would keep on displaying 'Not on a road'. It is an adequate description for people without purpose."
Can’t get enough of all things font? Check out our interview with Brooklyn-based typographer Jessica Hische.