The softly spoken Tania De Bono is the beauty and brains behind the writing. What started as an Instagram interest has now expanded into a cultural phenomenon with an Instagram following of 88k people… and counting.

 

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Tania Wears Brooklyn Midnight Black prescription glasses ($95)

When did you first start the writing? And, how did it all begin?

I started the writing officially in 2012. That’s when I started the Instagram.

 

What prompted an interest in handwritten type?

My interest in type started from an early age. I’ve always loved communicating and handwriting I think, is one of the most effective ways, obviously, to do that. When I could actually officially communicate with people on a larger scale, that’s when it spurred me to keep going.

 

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Tania wears Tribe Crystal Matte and Wood Prescription Glasses ($145)

 

the writing has found fans all over the world - ahem, P. Diddy. Were you expecting people to grasp onto it the way they have?

the writing has grown so fast and bigger than I could have imagined. I started a couple of years ago and now I have almost ninety thousand followers around the world that follow my words, and my writing. It blows my mind every single day.

 

And what has been a standout moment since beginning the writing?

The most exciting times I’ve found so far is being seen as an artist. The Cool Hunter had me on board for an installation (The Art Hunter) with a select few artists in March.

And I recently launched my first solo installation this year in Sydney. I think something happens when people just on my level recognize me… I was in New York and in Europe and people knowing my work there – that’s enough for me.

 

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Tania Wears Oversize Amber Tortoise Sunglasses ($125)

 

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is just black and white. And red lips. Every single day. It just is what it is. And the writing is what I am – black and white. The colour, for me, is through the words.

 

And, when accessorizing your eyewear?

I like something that becomes a part of me, but then also creates a little bit of drama. So, something that’s just a little bit edgy, something that I can hide behind – something that just adds little bit extra to how I’m feeling that day. 

 

Words By Our Guest Blogger: The Bonafide Bedfellows

Photos By: Tim Jones

 

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