Artist, modern calligrapher and content creator, Anastasia Tanuputri is the talent behind Design By Was.
Through creating stunning personalised gift tags, prints and stationery, Anastasia’s signature style has made a mark in the creative industry and her work is definitely something to keep an eye out for!
As modern calligraphy is such a beautiful form of artistic expression, here at Sambag we just had to share Anastasia’s talent with you and find out more about the woman behind the work.
Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
I create lettering & modern calligraphy for marketing campaigns, small businesses and personal projects.
What is the inspiration behind your work?
Minimal art, people on the street & fashion.
What memorable responses have you had from your work?
The latest one was from a customer who postponed her camping trip, just so she could get some gift tags personalised by me.
What has been your favourite projects to work on?
The wall art on the sides of the escalator in Westfield Penrith. This is definitely at the top of the list, as I am afraid of height! Creating art whilst conquering my fears was very challenging.
Which pens, paper & tools are your favourite?
Brushes (synthetic & sable, depending on the look I want to achieve) and black indian ink. I also like canson paper for creating original artwork.
How has your style developed over the years?
When I first started, I didn’t have many different variations or styles. Now though, that I have been doing this for awhile, I have found my own style. I work each day on strengthening this unique style.
When did your passion for letter writing, calligraphy begin?
After my second daughter started going to day-care, I found that I had more time to myself. I saw modern calligraphy on Instagram accounts I followed, and I fell in love straightaway.
Come visit Anastasia at Sambag Woollahra, between 10-12pm, Friday the 15th of December personalising Christmas gift tags for that someone special as part of the Edgecliff rd, Christmas party.
181c Edgecliff Road
Woollahra NSW 2025
T: 02 9389 0302
To see more of Anastasia’s work visit: @designbywas or http://www.designbywas.com/