Marian Bantjes

British Columbia, Canada

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Graphic artist (or “lapsed graphic designer,” depending on her mood) Marian Bantjes is internationally known for her highly ornate and expressive typography, usually rendered as precise vector art but occasionally executed in oils, ballpoint pen, and even sugar for clients including Pentagram and Sagmeister, Inc.

I THINK WITH a pencil in my hand,” says Bantjes, “and every time I’ve tried to take a shortcut, I end up with something stilted and unnatural, and I literally have to return to the drawing board.” ...

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