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Luke Smile

Luke Smile is British artist and designer, known for his captivating typographic artworks that explore interesting compositions and perspectives.

His studio works combine traditional sign writing methods with spray paint and hand-cut stencils, achieving heavily textured yet precise arrangements.

Luke’s lettering explores many different styles, however Smile Sans, his most frequently used lettering is recognised worldwide. The bespoke font has a hollow-like quality where the 3D areas of the letterforms leave space for bold colour and texture whilst casting interesting shadows.

Despite studying Graphic Design at Ravensbourne and working as a designer, Luke nearly pursued a career in music before focusing full time on his art practice. He uses phrases that are influenced by lyrics that ‘speak to him’ whilst listening to the many genres of music he loves.

You’ll always find his work accompanied by his signature smiley, creating a lasting impression that is synonymous with his vibrant, uplifting style.

Art work by Luke Smile