Brooklyn based design duo Anton & Irene detail the process of working on artist Shantell Martin's new website in a great blog post. Make sure to check it out for a detailed study on the customized typography and identity work.
Shantell is an artist who is best known for her black and white compositions that result in an autobiographical and dreamlike meditation of lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages. Her work bridges the fine art and commercial world, and is instantly recognizable. And democratic.
When we had the overall direction, we spent some time looking for the right typeface, and chose Kommissar [Ultra] by Commercial Type. Not only does it contrast with her hand-drawn work, but it’s also bold and strong, just like Shantell.