job + roel wouters: “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwyz”.

Call me a geek, but there’s such a unique beauty to the art of hand-drawn letters. Free-form calligraphy like this isn’t easy. For proof, look at the last thing you hand-wrote and compare it to the work of Dutch artist Job Wouters.


Job just released “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz”, a video of himself and his 4-year old nephew Gradus hand-drawing the alphabet. Besides being totally cute, it’s fascinating to watch how a young kid imitates an adult. Initially tries to imitate and socialize (a prime source of learning for all kids) but then sometimes his little creative mind takes over and adds flourishes to the letters. Check out his “e” – it’s killer! The video was directed by Job’s brother, Roel.

Job is clearly the best uncle ever. For proof, check out this epic birth announcement card they designed for him. As he worked on different fonts for the card, he decided he likes them all… and so that’s what they sent. I want him to be my uncle.

Here are more samples of Job’s stuff. Awesome:



Via Fresh Creation


  1. Vai tomar no cú caralho q site velho!!!!!

  2. Awesome examples of can be done with some colour and imagination

  3. gaico says:

    nephew will go pro soon! interesting exercise

  4. I like it. It’s amusing and creative at the same time.
    Also, for a four year old, he can draw the alphabet pretty good.
    The next Job Wouters?


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  2. […] First, there’s an amazing video of Job and his nephew writing the alphabet side by side. [via Shape + Colour] […]

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