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An Illustrative Reimagining of the Letter “R” (Try it At Home!)

Eleonora Kolycheva illustrative letter R

Eleonora Kolycheva

The let­ter R has nev­er meant much to me, but Eleono­ra Koly­che­va is chal­leng­ing my ambiva­lence with her hand-paint­ed typog­ra­phy. This isn’t the first time I’ve admired her illus­tra­tions on Brown Paper Bag, and she brings a sim­i­lar flo­ral aes­thet­ic to the let­ter form. Ser­ifs and sans ser­ifs become nests for birds, walls for vines, and are trans­formed into giant blooms.

Eleono­ra calls this project an “exper­i­ment,” and it’s one we could all try—you sim­ply pick your favorite let­ter and imag­ine all of its pic­to­r­i­al pos­si­bil­i­ties. (If you do this, send me a pic­ture. I’d love to see what you came up with!)

Eleonora Kolycheva

Eleonora Kolycheva

Eleonora Kolycheva

Eleonora Kolycheva

Eleonora Kolycheva

Eleonora Kolycheva

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Eleonora Kolycheva illustrative letter R

Eleonora Kolycheva illustrative letter R