August 8, 2012

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Rafael Esquer

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Job Wouters a.k.a. Letman

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As a teenager Job Wouters was interested in graffiti, particularly the ‘graffiti-writing’ type; you know the kind where we can see letterforms painted flawlessly in various forms and styles. Later, as a design student at The Royal Academy in The Hague and The Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, typography and lettering …

new york sports branding graphic design agency

As a teenager Job Wouters was interested in graffiti, particularly the ‘graffiti-writing’ type; you know the kind where we can see letterforms painted flawlessly in various forms and styles. Later, as a design student at The Royal Academy in The Hague and The Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, typography and lettering became his obsession.

Working under the pseudonym Letman, Wounters made a name for himself creating fancy decorative letters and typefaces. His colorful work is a hybrid of graphic design, screen-printing, graffiti, illustration, and painting.

His typographic compositions have been featured in work for diverse clients like Audi, Heineken, the fashion designers Dries van Noten, Tommy Hilfiger, Eastpak, Universal, and The New York Times Magazine.

His latest project is his own monograph —appropriately titled ‘Letman.’ Published this summer by Gestalten, the book is a visual treat for any illustration, graphic design, lettering and typography fan.

We hope you enjoy the samples we curated exclusively for you. Doesn’t it make you start having fun with type all over again?

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Boen en stad. Client: Het Parool, 2009
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Patterndesign for Eastpak-bags

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency
Lettering for the French supermarket Monoprix
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, menswear collection for Dries van Noten: lettering for garments
new york sports branding graphic design agency
On Language. Client: The New York Times Magazine, 2008
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, menswear collection for Dries van Noten: live painting for A/W launch
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Part of a still life series of typographic sketches.
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Design Miami: Live lettering for Audi, USA in collaboration with Mutabor, Germany, 2008
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Modefabriek: Lettering for the Modefabriek, Amsterdam, 2010. Photography by Philippe Vogelenzang
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Modefabriek: Lettering for the Modefabriek, Amsterdam, 2010. Photography by Philippe Vogelenzang
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Spreads from Letman’s monograph by gestalten. Flyer series, 2008–2010
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Letman book cover by Letman. Published by Gestalten, 2012
new york sports branding graphic design agency
Silence in the city. Client: Le Cool Amsterdam 2008. Detail (left)

new york sports branding graphic design agency

new york sports branding graphic design agency

All images © Job Wouters

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