We’ve long maintained that to really get to know how a creative’s mind works, it’s best to explore their personal work, which often tells you much more than their professional portfolio. Another good example of this comes from London-based identity designer Iancu Barbarasa, who works under the name Iancul, and his terrific new Drawriting project, which “turns thoughts and their letters into visual puzzles.”
They’re created on the spot and it’s this sort of freedom – more often than not impossible in a commercial, client-led process – that makes them so interesting, both as studies of Iancul’s considerable skills and his way of thinking. He says he started the project “to surprise myself and to enjoy pen on paper” and we can’t think of two much better reasons to do anything creative.
The titles, which can be found right at the end of the archive, range from Certitude Kills to Hope Like A Bastard but Iancul’s images are interesting enough to be enjoyed with or without the extra context these provide.
- Fantastic Man releases What Men Wear, an anthology of male dressing in the 21st Century
- Interior Lives documents the unassimilated lives of the largest Chinese population outside of Asia
- Illustrator Isabella Cotier’s characters are a celebration of dressing to express
- Alice Zoo documents the real day-to-day lives of performers in a travelling circus
- Jenny Schweitzer's latest short is an uplifting account of life in an American retirement home
- Next 2 Nothing is the how-to manual of tips and tricks for any aspiring filmmaker
- An egg beats Kylie Jenner to become the most liked Instagram photo... ever
- Mastercard reveals new nameless logo courtesy of Michael Bierut
- Sam Youkilis uses scale, form and colour to challenge the tropes of travel photography
- Betina Du Toit's naturally-beautiful images are “stripped back from the non-essential”
- Giacomo Gambineri on shifting his creative career from graphic designer to illustrator
- Hiroki Nishiyama draws on traditional graphic design techniques in his illustration practice