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The third installment of Iconic Painters is almost ready, but only almost. So today we take a short break from guessing games to show you a completely different side project: recreating letters by hand instead of on a computer. We showed you previously other examples of this series, which based on paper works, but today’s is entirely two-dimensional and comes from the concept of doodling, taking it to a higher level of obsessiveness.

This drawing, created mostly during lectures, is made by hand, and full of imperfections to prove this. We believe that by working with letters manually one learns more about them: their shapes, relationships within a typeface – it simply makes you better at typography. Also it’s a special kind of geeky fun for people with little to no social life.


Thanks everyone for visiting part one of Iconic Painters posters and for all the warm words. Today the promised second part and, for newcomers, a word of explanation again: each poster presents one famous painter through three icons and the answer is written in white underneath (visible when highlighted).

Perhaps this set is more difficult to guess but it’s rather hard for us to assess, so you be the judge(s). Part three to come soon.

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

Mark Rothko (1903–1970)

Paul Cézanne (1839–1906)

Salvador Dalí (1904–1989)

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986)

Georges de La Tour (1593–1652)

Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997)

Claude Monet (1840–1926)

Part three is here. And in case you missed it, here’s Iconic TV Shows.

The posters are available in our Society6 store, both as prints and other products.

Our Iconic TV series (which we’d like to thank everyone for visiting/commenting on etc.) left us with a feeling that we still have more to do with this idea and today we present what we actually did. Instead of TV series this time we coded a famous painter through three icons. We realize this might not be so exciting for people who are not into art history but for us this was challenging in a good way and satisfying.

The posters come in three installments, first one this week.

Highlight white text under each poster to read the answer.

Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

Johan Vermeer (1632–1675)

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)

Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825)

Piet Mondrian (1872–1944)

Frida Kahlo (1907–1954)

René Magritte (1898–1967)

Jackson Pollock (1912–1956)

And here is part two and part three.

(Also, humble thank you to WordPress for featuring us on Freshly Pressed and to everyone enjoying and commenting.)

The posters are available in our Society6 store, both as prints and other products.

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