Zsófia vera mezei is a conglomerate of selves.
Presently I identify as a designer and artist with an exceedingly strong penchant for typographical expression.
i was born in budapest, hungary, then grew up in strasbourg, france, after a short stint in washington dc, usa. I escaped to london at 19 to pursue the creation of my multifarious identity and i returned to france eleven years later. i am currently building up to settling down in california in 2020.
I spent more than a decade in london watching the world from the vertiginous heights of my waitress heels and as a secretary, until i decided to study graphic design at shillington college in 2014.
on the first day, one of my teachers innocently pointed to my first rough draft of a conceptual exercise AND ANNOUNCED that “this person has a lovely handwriting”. AS A RESULT, i tumbled down the rabbit hole of my lugubrious adolescence when, in between collecting photos of Angelina jolie circa “girl, interrupted” and daniel day lewis circa “Gangs of NY”, I also did fill scrapbooks with meticulous renderings of film title typographies.
And so, from this innocuous compliment, I delved back into ta REIGNITED love of type drawing and I invested myself in its daily practice — obsessively investigating each letterform and falling madly in love WITH the fantastically therapeutical process of creation.
in parallel, I ALSO NURTURED A GROWING INTEREST FOR ARCHITECTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY — THESE MAN MADE CREATIONS IN WHICH HUMAN BEINGS ATTEMPT TO “SCULPT TIME” AS TARKOVSKY PUT IT REGARDING CINEMA.
MY MOST RECENT TYPOGRAPHICAL POSTERS (WHICH YOU MAY PURCHASE ON MY ONlINE SHOp) HAVE BEEN VASTLY ALTHOUGH SUBLIMINALLY INSPIRED BY ARCHITECTURAL SKETCHES WITH THEIR COMPLEX GRID SYSTEM THAT NEVER CEASE TO FASCINATE ME.
THE STRUCTURE PROVIDED BY THE GRID SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR A FREEER ARTISTIC EXPRESSION, AND I AM QUITE FOND OF THE BALANCE BETWEEN ORDER AND CHAOS THAT THIS PUTS IN PLACE. THERE IS A NOTION OF SPACE IN THE CONSTRAINT SUGGESTED BY THE GRID — OF A POTENTIAL THAT CHOOSES TO EXIST IN THAT SPACE ONLY, FOR THAT TIME ONLY.
HAVING SPENT THE PAST 4 YEARS DEVELOPING MY VOICE THROUGH TYPOGRAPHY, I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON EXPANDING MY EXPRESSION TO VIDEO AND AUDIO, SO STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER EXPERIMENTATIONS.
IN THE MEANTIME, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME FOR DESIGN WORK, PRINTS AND GEAR OR JUST TO SAY HI — I LOVE HUMANS! I LOVE YOU!