Tolga Girgin was born in Simav, Kütahya, Turkey in 1981 and now lives in Eskişehir, Turkey. An Electrical and Electronics Engineer in Eskişehir, he is also a Graphic Designer, Calligrapher and Typographer.
Tolga’s 3D lettering, created with Parallel Pens , Brush Pens, and Artist Pencils gives the extraordinary illusion of type coming off of the page’s surface. Bending, breaking and flowing, his ribbon-like letters coupled with shadows have improved over the years. This is his fourth set of such work.
To give you an idea of the evolution, here are a few pieces from his third set:
A few pieces from his second set:
And from his first set:
You can try it yourself with the items below:
Thanks to the talented textile artist Ellen November for bringing Tolga’s work to my attention.