Dirty Bandits

New York / USA

Annica Lydenberg is the name behind the small Brooklyn-based design firm 'Dirty Bandits', known for its specialisation in typography, lettering and illustration. She works with computer, painting, chalk, screen-printing, and pen and ink, pulling stylistic influence from an ever-growing photographic library of found type and vintage and contemporary signage. Works by Dirty Bandits are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’ […]

Biography / Dirty Bandits

Annica Lydenberg is the name behind the small Brooklyn-based design firm 'Dirty Bandits', known for its specialisation in typography, lettering and illustration. She works with computer, painting, chalk, screen-printing, and pen and ink, pulling stylistic influence from an ever-growing photographic library of found type and vintage and contemporary signage. Works by Dirty Bandits are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

Work done by Dirty Bandits derives from Annica’s deep appreciation for type, her interest in story telling and dedication to brands and individuals working for social good. As a graphic designer, she has a partiality to typography for many years focusing on treating letters and words as art forms in different mediums. Each word she illustrates is treated as image in and of itself, as opposed to a word being drawn in a particular font.

Her muses come from street artists including Margaret Killagen, Faile, and ESPO and more traditional artists such as Jenny Holzer and Rauschenberg. Some of her other influences come from traditional show card writing, 90s hip hop and the styles of sign painters and tattoo artists with the emphasis to type as both communication and form.