Painted faces

Illustrated type has come of age. Although it's hardly a new concept - monks took to 'illuminating' manuscripts in the medieval era, after all - the contemporary equivalent is enjoying a renaissance. It's developing beyond a mere use-it-once gimmick into a way of fusing illustration and typography, creating something that's far greater than the sum of its parts.

World-renowned masters of the art form such as Alex Trochut have done much to re-popularise the idea, but now an army of illustrated type pioneers are pushing the concept even further, often with the use of 3D software.

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