Job Wouters is a practitioner of the lost art of psychedelic and delirious penmanship, a designer who’s precisely honed technique hides behind a world of unbridled alphabetic experimentation.
Creating work that transcends vernacular nostalgia, Wouters’ international practice bridges the applied field of typographic design, with the autonomous disciplines of drawing and painting.
Not so long ago he stumbled upon the fact that also fishes, leaves or clouds can, like calligraphic letterforms, be the result of a pre-conceived set of curves and strokes, which opened an entire new realm of artistic possibilities.
Over the last decade Wouters has worked for commisioners such as The New York Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Playboy, Stussy, Nike, Universal, or Dries van Noten, and has given lectures and workshops on his unique approach worldwide.
Wouters holds the conveted dutch design award and his monograph Letman, the Artwork and Lettering of Job Wouters was published by Gestalten in 2013.