Dana Tanamachi YG9

  • Current Location: Brooklyn
  • Originally From: United States
  • Studio: SpotCo, Louise Fili Ltd

Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer who hails from the Lone Star State, but currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating in 2007 with a BFA in Communication Design from The University of North Texas, Dana moved to New York City to design Broadway show posters at Spotco—a leader in arts and live entertainment branding. In early 2010, she took a job working under Louise Fili at Louise Fili Ltd, specializing in the design of restaurants and food packaging. Currently, Dana works full time as a custom chalk letterer and has been commissioned by clients such as West Elm, Rugby Ralph Lauren, Google, The Ace Hotel, Adidas, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Lululemon Athletica, and Garden & Gun Magazine. She has been interviewed and featured by The Wall Street Journal, Design*Sponge, and The Great Discontent. In 2011, Dana was named a Young Gun (YG9) by the Art Directors Club and a Young Creative to Watch by HOW Magazine. Most recently, Tanamachi had the honor of creating O Magazine's first entirely hand-lettered cover for their February 2012 issue.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    O Magazine

    O Magazine's first entirely hand-lettered cover

  • Project 2 of 5

    Ace Hotel + Martin Greenfield Clothiers

    An installation at The Ace Hotel NYC in collaboration with Martin Greenfield Clothiers for Fashion Week 2012

  • Project 3 of 5

    Tommy Hilfiger | Harajuku

    Installations at the new TOMMY Asia flagship store in Tokyo, Japan


    Made possible by EnOne Tokyo

  • Project 4 of 5

    O Magazine Express Yourself

    Opener spread for O Magazine's February 2012 issue

  • Project 5 of 5

    Rugby Ralph Lauren

    Multiple window installations for Rugby Ralph Lauren stores in NYC

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