Art History Masterpieces Transformed Into Surreal Typefaces

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Typography and art nerds, this one’s for you. Israeli designer Oded Ezer (who we first spotted on Co.Design) enjoys playing with type to create unusual fonts — and he’s designed some humorous typefaces inspired by the annals of art history. Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa, and Michelangelo’s David are just a few of the famous artworks that Ezer transforms into type-friendly images. Fingers, facial hair, and phalluses are dissected from well-known paintings and sculptures to form letters, using the artwork itself as a backdrop. It’s a bizarre, but fun remix of art’s greatest masterpieces.

Photo credit: Oded Ezer

Photo credit: Oded Ezer

Photo credit: Oded Ezer

Photo credit: Oded Ezer

Photo credit: Oded Ezer

Photo credit: Oded Ezer

Photo credit: Oded Ezer

Photo credit: Oded Ezer

Photo credit: Oded Ezer