Patrick Hartl


Urban calligraphist, freelance graphic designer and illustrator, Munich. He has his artistic roots in Graffitti which I think shows in his pictures and is one of the aspects I like in them. Diverse experiments in illustration, calligraphy and digital compositing have devoloped his art into what it is today. He prefers working by hand but says that he is tempted  by digital possibilities, mainly in combination with handcrafted work.

For exhibitions, awards, publications and his artwork see:

Source:, published with kind permission from the artist

What fascinates me in these pictures:

  • Writing as a pattern
  • how they are built up in layers
  • the energy and movement in them
  • Cobination of the strict writing with handwriting and less controlled elements like splatters, drips and washes

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