With an undying desire to push what is possible with typography & lettering, Ben Johnston is a multi-disciplinary artist & designer that believes in a hand-crafted approach to all his design endeavours.

Born in Canada and raised in South Africa, Ben brings a diverse sense of influence to his work – finding inspiration from the small cultural nuances to societal differences that he encounters throughout his travels. He has been featured in numerous magazines and online publications worldwide and his work has won numerous design awards including Communication Arts for custom lettering, Print Mag award for typographic murals and also multiple TDC awards.

Select Clients

Nike, Ford, Sierra Nevada, Adobe, Blue Moon, Aston Martin, Shopify, Lululemon, Pan Am Games and Canon.

Recent Awards

2017 – Applied Arts Award for logo design
2017 – Applied Arts Award for mural design
2017 – TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence for a typographic installation
2017 – TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence for mural design
2017 – Print Mag award for typography
2017– Communication Arts award for typography


Graphic Design

Editorial Design, Book & Magazine Design, Marketing Collateral, Illustration


Brand Identity, Logos & Iconography, Brand Guidelines


Custom hand lettering, designed typography for all mediums and formats


Indoor/outdoor custom mural designs and installation

Custom Installations

Mixed media artwork for corporate and private installations

Live Painting

Live art installations and murals for corporate and private events


Package Design, Label Design, Product Design


Recent interviews and articles about my work and what I’m currently up to.