Cyla Costa’s Elegant Lettering on Paper, City Streets, and Storefronts

bohemian rhapsody, lettering in white

From sign paintings to script-style logotypes, Brazilian artist Cyla Costa has been busy in the last few years working for various clients. She has also collaborated with lettering artists Cristina Pagnoncelli and Jackson Alves on murals in Brewerytown, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, New York. And recently worked on a massive outdoor piece for the 2015 Brazilian Design Biennial which consisted of painting the phrase, “Uma Cidade Para Todos” (A City For All), on an asphalt road; an attempt to raise awareness and respect about the coexistence of different types of transports in the city of Curitiba.

painting the name francisco francisco, lettering true to the eyes, lettering
true to the eyes painted on white cloth painting store sign las paletas, store sign painting the street uma cidade para todos, letters on pavement, city
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November 25, 2015 Design Typography