Timeless Alphabets

You can find a world of inspiration in any of Julia Trigg’s collected letters. These playful compositions make a feature of the yellowed, textured papers and vivid inky letters that she’s gathered over the years.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Julia is based in Brighton in the UK. She keeps her eye out for all types of ephemera for use in her work; old stamps, postcards, packaging and woodblock type.

Unlike many of her contemporaries that practice montage work with collected items, she finds herself unable to cut the letters up, preferring instead to scan everything. This not only avoids any of the items fading over time but has the added advantage of enabling her to adjust the scale and colour of the beautiful details.

If you like this style I bet you’d be interested in the lettering work of other illustrators in this area that has featured on Type Worship:

Martin O’Neill: Gifted fidget, and found alphabet

Greg Lamarche: Gorgeous type compositions here and here

Paul Thurlby: Alphabet and other lettering work