Sorin Trăistaru Sorin Trăistaru

I’m a fulltime lettering artist and calligrapher based in Bucharest, Romania. Teaching and sharing knowledge is a big part of my work and for the past 6 years, I spread through calligraphy workshops my love for letters to more than 400 people.

My work varies from clean and smooth letters to messy and expressive strokes. Generally, my projects are inspired by everyday news, personal experiences, unexpected encounters, and I always keep an eye on social and political events.

I try to get involved as much as I can in type-related projects and for about a year, I am the Editorial Lead of Type Thursday Bucharest, a monthly event dedicated to those with a passion for letterforms. Type Thursday Bucharest is also part of the big Type Thursday family with chapters all over the world (Barcelona, Bogotá, Chicago, Firenze, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle).

I was awarded the Typographic Certificate of Excellence by Type Directors Club, 2020 and I was featured in: TDC 66 – The World’s Best Typography 2020, Welcome to Typocracy 2019, Posterjam Offbeat X Type Thursday Bucharest 2020, Romanian Design Week 2019, Torino Graphic Days 2019, RADAR new media festival (Romanian Artists Developing Alternative Realities) 2019, Răcnet 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 (socio-political poster exhibitions), CzechImage Poster Exhibition 2018.

You can read a thing or two about me here (Romanian only) Viitorul României or Cover Stories.