The Curatorialist

Typographical contrast and sophistication for a lifestyle platform with a gastronomical focus


Founded in 2017 [and imbued with the spirit of Istanbul], the Curatorialist is a web-based platform dedicated to the curation of audacious personas for the inquisitive—and hungry—mind.

The idea
The letters in a sophisticated, sharp form create a dynamic structure by dividing into syllables within the established system. This spelling also creates the word "ist" (abbreviation of Istanbul). The hyphens and dot used in the logo were made with humanist brush strokes and contrasted with the letters. Sophisticated, edgy, inviting and open.


Next work

The concepts of process, movement, and game guided me in the creation of the identity and the user interfaces for Gamileo, a new generation job application system.


I’m passionate about typographic perfection, grid systems, and color interactions. These passions of mine make me question how to get to the best design solution and how to do it in the simplest way. I believe that good design results from a good communication and collaboration between the designer and the client. 

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I am currently available to work on new projects. Feel free to get in touch.


All work © 2019 Emre Parlak