Peter Greco is one of America’s most experienced practitioners in the art of traditionally
inspired, hand crafted lettering and typography. His continuos exploration and passion has
enabled him to reach beyond design into the realm of fine art.
Immediately after high school Peter Greco found employment at a top Manhattan
architectural firm doing: detail drafting, model making, interior super-graphics and
exterior signage systems. Turning to graphic design while specializing in typography
he graduated from New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1977. He then worked for
International Typeface Corporation’s Photo-Lettering, designing alphabets, composing
and editing type.
He relocated to Los Angeles in 1979, where he has resided ever since. His successful
freelance career includes projects for: CBS Records, Motown Records, Warner Bros. Music
The Los Angeles Times, NBC Television, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th
Century Fox, Disney Corporation, Sony Pictures and Lucas Film.
Peter has received awards of excellence from: The NY and LA Type Directors Club, Society
of Illustrators, Print Design Annual, and Graphis International.
While residing in the LA arts district he was a founding member of the Downtown Artists
Development Association and the Concerned Artists Action Group.
He continues to design logos and lettering art by hand as well as to produce “calligraffitti”
street art, hand painted signs, and also interior and exterior typographic murals. His work
has been exhibited in various art galleries in the Los Angeles area. In addition he has
created an authentic body of Renaissance manuscript art as a library exhibit and as a
For the past eight years he has been an instructor of Expressive Typography at Art Center
College of Design in Pasadena, where he also teaches a calligraphy workshop.
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cell - 213-925-5211