Oli Frape

“I was delighted to get the chance to work not only with Bentley Magazine, but also on a piece written by George the Poet for this one-off, large scale lettering piece. Lots of my lettering work involves very refined and considered letterforms which are illustrative or expressive in their nature.

This brief was less about illustrative lettering, and more about immediate, conversational and hand-written typography – to create the illusion that the wall of lettering was written by the author himself as he thought of it. I settled on a cross between my own hand (in caps) and a looser sign-writer casual style. This enabled me to fill the large piece in a relatively short space of time and captured the immediacy required in the brief.”