Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Graffiti Font

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Another artist who uses unreadable script is the well known graffiti artist Marquis Lewis; better known as RETNA. Although his font, based on Latin and Asian calligraphy and Egyptian Hieroglyphics is mysterious and unreadable, he uses it to tell hidden stories for each piece.
This image is from HYPEBEAST's coverage of his shared exhibit at The Don Gallery in Milan. You'll want to see the installation/setup pics from his current Hallelujah World Tour Exhibit.
And check out his large, collaborative wall murals.
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To gain more insight into his life and oeuvre, you can choose from these videos.
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2 comments:

LesleyFW said...

Beautiful inspiring works, so glad I found your blog.

Barbara J Carter said...

His secret calligraphy is beautiful and intriguing. I've had the pleasure of meeting his sometime partner "mac" with whom he does collaborative spraypaint portrait/calligraphy murals. These pieces are stunning (and really must be seen in person).