Cornel Draghia is a vector illustrator, font creator and colour designer from Bucharest, Romania. He has experience in font/typeface design (published in “Typedesigner and Punchcutter from Gutenberg until today” – Klingspor Museum for international books and magazine art – Offenbach and in the McGill University Montreal, Canada – font designers database).

In 2013, he was invited to take part at “Odessa Draw – the best artist of the world 2013” and RDW “Romanian Design Week” Exhibition at graphic design section.

Several of his fonts can be downloaded at:

To see even more of Cornel Draghia’s body of work, visit any of the links below:



And now, our exclusive interview with Cornel Draghia

  1. How would you describe your art?
    Playing with light, shapes and words, a sum of my emotions, people awareness and dramatic reality issues avalanche.
  2. How long have you been an artist and how did you become an artist?
    I make myself present in this field since 90’s and my only motivation was to do things I like and just don’t really care about other people’s opinion.
  3. What is your favorite medium and why?
    Vector drawing is the most receptive medium for me because I believe everything is made basic in simple lines and after that life makes them complex and interaction of these things make shadows and feelings.
  4. Pick one work of art from your portfolio and tell us the story behind it. Why does this piece have meaning to you? What steps did you take to create the piece?
    Cornel DraghiaWhen I saw first this photo, Light-beam contour map used by the Air Force to design flight helmets, 1954, made by LIFE Magazine Photographers, I was stupefied by simplicity of human anatomy in a special light. I just wanted to simplify more this picture but all this process take me out from my comfort area and throw me in a new and complex field of art.
  5. Tell us about one medium, technique or style that you would like to try working with (that you have not tried before) and why you would like to try this.
    I very much like Mixed Media and want to try some pieces in this field.
  6. How do you make time for art?
    All my time is dedicated to art, everything I do and all I see is art, nothing else.
  7. If you could imagine the “perfect art day” for yourself, what would it be like?
    A green tea in the morning, after a rain, alone in my office.
  8. Do you have any tips or advice for aspiring artists?
    Keep looking at other artists, every day. Learn and dream a lot.