Christoph Alexander Gratzer, a freelance designer based in Athens – Greece sent us the new book that he will release at the end of October. This is a graphic design/art book “CHERU” and accompanying FONT
“A BOOK CALLED CHERU” is a playful approach in creating a whole fantastic universe with a single font. A 186 pages strong book full of holy quotes and mesmerizing graphics experiments.
Form follows coincidence.
While creating this „Universe called Cheru“, Christoph Alexander Gratzer (AKA Exidas) followed this method to a T and out came a 186 pages strong book full of holy quotes and mesmerizing graphics experiments.
Over the period of 2 years, he designed this book in many steps of artistic deconstruction and reconstruction to find the right flow for its story to tell, becoming very personal but also political in the process.
Ode to a font
By playing vividly with the roughness of the font itself — a dedication to the legacy of the signpainters of Africa — and filling „CHERU’s alphabet“ with quotes mostly connected to the Hip Hop and Dub cultures, he is so deeply rooted in, shows its immediate connection to street art.