Intl. team create beautiful alphabet mural on Warsaw wall
An international team of artists has created an alphabet mural in Warsaw, which aims to get people interested in lettering.
The “Wallphabet”, as it is called, was painted onto the side of a building in the Mokotów district, south of Warsaw city centre.
Painted in yellow, orange, brown and black, it features the 26 letters of the alphabet, all in different fonts or styles of lettering, from elegant cursive handwriting to chunkier designs.
It was created by Warsaw-based Good Looking Studio, which specialises in hand-painted outdoor advertising and artistic murals.
The studio coordinated the international contributions and painted the alphabet onto the wall.
“This project was important to us because it was from passion for letters that the story of Good Looking Studio began.
Without it we would not have gotten where we are today,” said Piotr Ruszkowski, creative director at Good Looking Studio, who came up with the idea for the Wallphabet.
“We decided that it is worth putting the effort and, on behalf of the whole community of people focused on lettering, make it more popular and get a wider audience interested in our passion.
“We are pleased that our initiative has been met with such a positive response from the invited artists and the local community,” he added.
The studio got designers from Poland and other countries on board, from London-based graphic designer Alec Tear to Copenhagen Signs, which has been making hand-painted signs since 2015.
The Polish participants include Typo Warszawa, which previously created a temporary mural with the names of the city’s districts outside the Centrum metro station.
Each of the studios involved designed at least one letter for the project.
The mural, which looks set to become a lasting feature of the local urban landscape, can be viewed at 11 Madaliński Street.