Simply stated, Now On View celebrates and showcases the artists of Society6 and their work. Get to know them—and then get lost in their gallery.
Who are you and what do you do? My name is Julia Martinez Diana. I’m a graphic designer who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (FADU, UBA). I’m the founder and designer at my independent type design studio Antipixel, with a main focus on displaying handwritten typefaces. Some of my studio’s most popular type families are Escalope, Austral Slab & Sans, LeOsler and the Aracne collection.
Current city: Buenos Aires, Argentina
How did you make these? My work is purely digital and based on typography since I have always had special care for it, so creating art pieces with type as the protagonist was the next step for me.
I always start by looking for inspiration on different sites and then set the theme for my work. Sketching the first drafts goes along with setting a color palette and choosing the right type to complete the work’s identity. Since I have a particular interest in irregular and unique forms, I then concentrate on adding textures and layers to my compositions to give depth, making them interesting and different.
Why did you make these? In my free time, I like to have fun with type. I love working with letters and have a passion for those beautiful characters hidden in every font family. From an asterisk to an accented character, each glyph has a story to tell. For example, my Foreign Language Collection celebrates characters from other languages alphabets, such as the Polish Ł or the Norwegian Ø, which have always caught my eye. And other works of mine tell a story by integrating type with illustration.
What do people typically say about your work? People say that I have a very personal style, and they could definitely recognize my work before seeing my name in the credits!
Client List: My main clients are design studios, agencies and freelancers that purchase my fonts’ licenses at websites like MyFonts and such! Some of the well-known brands that have used my typefaces are Maybelline New York, Nike, BudLight, Lego, Penguin Random House and Teen Choice Awards, among others.