Wayne White is an American illustrator, turned puppet-maker, turned fine artist, who creates amazing typographic works by modifying and adding to existing objects.
Wayne collects lithograph prints of old paintings which he finds in thrift stores for extremely cheap, and brings them back to life with his quirky and bold 3D letter forms which are painted in a large variety of colours and styles. The attention to detail in the paintings is immense, every foreground object, shadow, or reflection in the water is accounted for, which helps the type merge seamlessly into its surroundings – almost like it has been there all along!
What struck me most is the massive size of paintings – depending on the lithograph they can be metres long and high. I can imagine one of these hanging in my studio one day, here’s hoping!
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