Herewith the 131th birthday of Ansis Cirulis, we’ve begun an ambitious project. We are going to launch 12 pieces of graphic design based on the letter graphics of Ansis Cirulis. The authors will be well-known Latvian designers.
Ansis Cirulis was one of the most influential Latvian graphic artists and designers. His handwriting, as one of a graphic artist, a painter, and a master of decorative art, not only strengthened the Latvian identity during the first interwar period, but also helped shape the idea of a national identity for generations to come.
The artistic handwriting of Ansis Cirulis is gradually being converted into a font in collaboration with the Asketic design studio. So far, more than 900 people have subscribed to register their interest at getCirulis.com.
Back in those times the work of Ansis Cirulis created a distinct Latvian identity. Our goal is to pass it on and let the most respectable representatives of the contemporary Latvian graphic design express their voice.