‘Type to Image’: Marta Cerdà Alimbau Blurs the Line Between Typography and Illustration
Feeling creatively boxed in? Look for inspiration in Marta Cerdà Alimbau’s Type to Image, a casebound book that explores the Spanish artist’s multidisciplinary approach to artmaking.
Recently released by UK publishers Counter-Print, Type to Image includes a forward by Amber Weaver of FEMME TYPE, followed by six sections that highlight Marta’s eclectic style. Chapters “Calligraphy & Digital Lettering,” “Typography,” “Digital Effects,” “Illustrative Lettering,” “Illustration Within Letters,” and “Illustration” cover everything from posters and wine labels to book covers and advertorial graphics.
Written in a first-person narrative style, Type to Image is loosely based on Marta’s 2016 artist talk at Cooper Union, where she shared her journey from calligraphy to illustration, with several stops along the way. Imbued with unique insights directly from the celebrated artist, Type to Image speaks directly to the reader, offering both inspiration and creative support for multidisciplinary designers.
Ultimately, Type to Image is the product of a designer unconstrained by which medium to explore. The beautiful new book from Counter-Print celebrates creative freedom and the breadth of what can be achieved within the field of graphic design and illustration.
Imbued with unique insights directly from the celebrated artist, Type to Image speaks directly to the reader, offering both inspiration and creative support for multidisciplinary designers.
All photos published with permission of the artist(s); photos: Thom Atkinson.
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