Studio Sarp Sozdinler first caught our eye back in 2014 for a series of what we dubbed “strong, communicative and often powerful” poster designs. Since then, Turkish designer Sarp, the studio founder, hasn’t slowed down, having spent time in New York working with Sagmeister & Walsh, and now boasting a beautiful portfolio of work across print design, branding, website creation and typography. Today though we’re back to Sarp’s posters, focusing on a new series created for Instanbul-based experimental film group Fol Cinema Society. Sarp has so far designed more than 30 posters for the organisation, each with a unique approach to layout, style and typography. Merging warped text, found imagery and geometric patterns, they work both beautifully as a set and individually.
Sarp says: “In the beginning of my working relationship with Fol, we decided to bring forth the content of events on each poster instead of broadcasting a strict identity other than putting their logo on them. The main approach is obviously typographical, which is deliberate, taking the idea of building its core by transferring emotion through the power of letters and typography instead of the speculative power of imagery.”
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