l'atlas (france) is a french artist born in 1978. he started to write graffiti in the 1990s. fascinated with the line and the craft of writing, he went to study traditional arabic calligraphy in morocco, egypt and syria. he takes special interest in the kufic script, the geometric shapes of which he transposes and encodes into the latin alphabet, creating a unique typography. without ceasing his interventions in the street, he is developing a pictorial universe in which each letter is considered as a shape, and each shape as a letter. little by little, to him the city itself has appeared loaded with signs which he collects with a special printing technique in an almost abstract trail. he lives and works in belleville, paris.