Biography

Tolga Girgin was born in Simav, Kütahya in 1981. After completing his first, primary and secondary education in this town, he graduated  from Pamukkale University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 2003.  

 

For leisure, he was interested in drawing since his childhood. In 2014, he has started to share his calligraphy and lettering works which he did in his spare times, via social media. Especially, his three-dimensional anamorphic lettering and calligraphy works had considerable interest and they have been published in many art blogs worldwide. In this period, he met calligraphy artist and teacher Erhan Olcay. Through him, he was interested in classical calligraphy and latin makıl’i script and also began to work these styles. In 2015, he met the famous arabic and latin calligraphy artist Savaş Çevik and he increased his convenances and knowledge by his advices.

 

He is continuing his calligraphy and lettering life with his engineering career in Eskişehir, Turkey. 

Exhibitions and Events

Arsenal Book Fair

Calligraphy&Lettering Exhibition

Exhibition participant

2014

Kiev, Ukraine

Behance Portfolio Review Istanbul 

Speaker

2015

Bahçeşehir University,

İstanbul, Türkiye

7th International Anadolu

Calligraphy & Typography Event 

Exhibition participant

2015

Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Türkiye

The Design of Words Event

Workshop Tutor, Exhibition participant

2016

Acqua Su Marte, Milano, Italy

8th International Anadolu

Calligraphy & Typography Event

Exhibition participant

2016

Anadolu University, Eskişehir,

Türkiye

9th International Anadolu Calligraphy & Typography Event

Exhibition participant

2017

Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Türkiye

Kaligrafist '17, Calligraphy &Typography Event

Exhibition participant

2017

Küçükçekmece Belediyesi, İstanbul, Türkiye

ADC 97th Annual Awards

Typography Jury

2018

New York, USA

19th International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival Calligraphy Exhibition

Exhibition participant

2018

Safranbolu, Türkiye

10th International Anadolu Calligraphy & Typography Event

Exhibition participant

2018

Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Türkiye

International Calligraphy Exhibition / Call of Calligraphy: The voice 

Exhibition participant

2019

Hacettepe University, Ankara, Türkiye

 

Some of Clients

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