Dream Explore Discover, Print from Thomas Gabriel in Vienna

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Name: Thomas Gabriel

Place you live: Vienna, Austria

Occupation: Type and graphic designer.

Preoccupation: Drawing and using letterforms.

Tell us how you created your illustration: I wanted to create something colorful and play a bit with different lettering styles, reflecting the different emphasis of the words. It was a great way to improve on new letter shapes. But most importantly I tried to have fun while doing it.

What do you love about illustration? The freedom of visualizing messages on a very personal level without having to struggle too much with clients.

Who are three of your favorite illustrators right now? There are a lot of people who I admire in the field of type design. Personally, I find inspiration everywhere. I’m a very visual person, so everything around me influences every new project I do.

If Vienna were a person or a character who would it be?
It would be a friendly old grandfather; one who is wearing a Superman costume underneath his clothes.




Best place to eat:

At the Typejockeys office, of course!

Best place to drink:

If you fancy a good coffee feel free to pass by.

Best outdoor activity:

One of the best things here in Austria is the landscape. I would say conquering our beautiful mountains.

Local Tip:

For going out at night, I would say Pratersauna, a small club here in Vienna. For a quieter time, you can visit one of our very old coffeeshops, like the Hawelka in the city centre. Time runs differently there.

Must do:

Eat well and walk around a lot. As long as you are in the inner city, you will find a lot of small and cozy cafés or shops. You will meet a lot of friendly people and get inspired by just watching the shape of the city.