Linus Boman

Designer / Design Communicator

Hi there! I'm a graphic and font designer, lettering artist, author and youtuber based in London. Here you can find out about some of the things I make.


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Work

My favourite work – Calligraphuck – juxtaposes four letter words and flourished calligraphic lettering. After successful crowdfunding in 2013, Chronicle Books reached out and a product line was started with a paper journal and foil stamped cards.

7 years later, over 500,000 items have sold across the line of over 20 products from dish towels to colouring books.

I've worked on custom typefaces and fonts for clients including Raiffeisen Bank, River Island and most recently on the programming and fitting of Atkinson Hyperlegible for the Braille Institute of America.

My newest project, Linus on Letters, is a video channel dedicated to analysing design in an accessible way for a general audience.

About

I was born in Sweden and raised in Australia, where I received a Bachelor's of Design at the Queensland College of Art. I've called London home since 2008 and will always be a Londoner at heart. I live with my wife, a talented baker, and I make a pretty good jambalya.

As a designer, I specialised in Branding and Visual Identity Systems for 10 years. I've worked for clients large and small, including Vodafone Global, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, Superdrug and T-Mobile.

I was also a stand-up comic for many years and am proud to have helped co-found Angel Comedy Club in Islington, London.

I now use my comedy experience and design background to talk about the importance of good design to a non-design audience.

Photo by Tom Parsons on Unsplash

Contact

If you have a project you'd like to discuss, please give me a brief outline below, including estimated timeframes so I can let you know if it's something I can feasibly help with.

Thank you

Thanks for reaching out, I appreciate you taking an interest and taking the time. I abstain from social media, so email is the best way to get in touch.