Marian Bantjes is a designer, typographer, illustrator and writer who, born in Canada in 1963, spent the first half of her career as a book typesetter. She left the field of book typography to join the Canadian design studio Digitopolis in 1994, she flourished as a graphic designer there until 2003. She left the firm to pursue her own interests and style of work that she had become internationally recognized for. In the years since she has worked for Pentagram, Stefan Sagmeister, AIGA, The Guardian and The New York Times, among others.
Her unique style of typography and illustration includes extremely detailed letterforms and ornaments and has been featured in design publications all over the globe. Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She has released her own typeface, entitled Restraint and is set to release a book in October of 2010 entitled I Wonder.