An Interview with Dana Tanamachi of Tanamachi Studio

October Design Evening

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Our October Design Evening featured Texas-bred, Brooklyn-based graphic designer Dana Tanamachi of Tanamachi Studio, know worldwide for her chalk art and lettering. Click above for photos of Dana's work and below for a video about her story, inspiration, and techniques. Click here for upcoming Design Evening details...


Guest: Dana Tanamachi
Company: Tanamachi Studio
Hometown: NYC

About: "Dana Tanamachi is a Texas-bred, Brooklyn-based graphic designer and letterer who enjoys living a quiet life and working with her hands. After designing Broadway show posters at SpotCo and working under Louise Fili, Dana opened her own design & lettering boutique, Tanamachi Studio. She has been commissioned by clients such as Google, Yahoo!, Rugby Ralph Lauren, The Ace Hotel, Tommy Hilfiger, West Elm, and Bloomingdale’s. In 2011, she was named a Young Gun(YG9) by the Art Directors Club and a Young Creative to Watch by HOW Magazine. In 2012, Dana had the unique honor of creating custom cover art for O, HOW, and TIME Magazines. Check out her exculsive designs for Target andBurton snowboards.

Tanamachi Studio is a boutique graphic design studio specializing in hand-lettering & custom typography for editorial, lifestyle, food, and fashion brands."

And to see more of Dana at work, watch this beautiful video of her personal project, Flourish.

For more information and to stay up to date on all things Design Evening click here.

(Image credits: Dana Tanamachi; Henry Chen)

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