Petra Wöhrmann

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After working as an online art director for a few years, Petra Wöhrmann felt the need to work with her hands again – and her energetic handwriting took her into handlettering and typography.

Petra Wöhrmann loves letters and drawing them by hand. The artist also has a great love for dance, good rhythms and aesthetic shapes – it’s no wonder that letter shapes, flourishes and lines get her fingers tingling!

Expressing content only through lettering is especially fascinating for Petra. She wants to demonstrate the infinite variety of letters and fonts with her illustrations. To expand her typographic palette, the illustrator took classes with great writing masters in calligraphy, sign painting and type design. Today the lettering artists gives workshops herself and loves to infect others with her passion for handlettering!

Petra’s source of inspiration are old signage, historic books and records. Here she finds boundless patterns and shapes that she can implement into her letters or interpret in a new, contemporary way.

Petra Wöhrmann creates her lettering drawings by hand using analogue tools like quills, ink, fineliners and brush pens. Subsequently the illustrator scans her works and edits them in Photoshop.

A brush lettering project that Petra created for Goethe’s „Faust“ shows the special impact of her work: She designed 30 posters with sentence fragments from the famous book in black ink, every poster was created as a one-off without any corrections.

Another project took the lettering artist to newspaper Die Zeit: Petra was commissioned to create a handwritten poster for the section „Zeit zum Entdecken“ and wrote an article of 11.000 characters in dip pen. Her works have received many awards like an Award of Excellence at the European Newspaper Awards and an SND Award.

In future, Petra Wöhrmann would like to do more editorial work and create lettering illustrations, she is also looking forward to practicing her fine writing.


Expressing content only through lettering is especially fascinating for Petra. She wants to demonstrate the infinite variety of letters and fonts with her illustrations. To expand her typographic palette, the illustrator took classes with great writing masters in calligraphy, sign painting and type design. Today the lettering artists gives workshops herself and loves to infect others with her passion for handlettering!

Petra’s source of inspiration are old signage, historic books and records. Here she finds boundless patterns and shapes that she can implement into her letters or interpret in a new, contemporary way.

Petra Wöhrmann creates her lettering drawings by hand using analogue tools like quills, ink, fineliners and brush pens. Subsequently the illustrator scans her works and edits them in Photoshop.

A brush lettering project that Petra created for Goethe’s „Faust“ shows the special impact of her work: She designed 30 posters with sentence fragments from the famous book in black ink, every poster was created as a one-off without any corrections.

Another project took the lettering artist to newspaper Die Zeit: Petra was commissioned to create a handwritten poster for the section „Zeit zum Entdecken“ and wrote an article of 11.000 characters in dip pen. Her works have received many awards like an Award of Excellence at the European Newspaper Awards and an SND Award.

In future, Petra Wöhrmann would like to do more editorial work and create lettering illustrations, she is also looking forward to practicing her fine writing.


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