Dana Tanamichi

Dana Tanamachi

Dana Tanamachi

Dana Tanamachi

Chalk is an interesting medium. The first word that pops into my head is “temporary.” And when I think of chalk I imagine kids splayed out on the sidewalk on a warm summer day, their dreams and imaginations spilling out in a chalky mess. But what happens when you take such a simple tool and bring a little craft to it? You’d get something like the work of Dana Tanamichi. Dana does these large scale typography drawings that are simply stunning, harkening back to a time of sign painters creating advertisements on the sides of buildings. Of course, she works for Louise Fili, which makes total sense when you look at what she does because she does it so well.

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3 Comments Dana Tanamichi

  1. cheryl January 26, 2011 at 7:06 AM

    http://www.fantasticsmag.com/node/3397 a project that I worked on that reminded me of this. I love chalk and the nerve racking but freeing ability to make such temporary work.

  2. Thryn January 27, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    I love this! Incredibly inspirational typography. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Mike Mai May 28, 2011 at 5:33 AM

    oh my! these are just wonderful!!!

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