In the summer of 2022, Tres collaborates with the Grog brand: he paints an artwork on canvas, a macro detail of his personal study on lettering.
The creative process was documented by the photographer VASSO.
We report the lyrics by Judy Rhum x Grog:
"We are about to take you on a virtual journey through southern Italy, where you can breath a borderline atmosphere between the sacred and the profane, an inspiration for those friendships that begin on the street and turn into compact and supportive crews.
Welcome to Caserta with Tres A.K.A. Dontee who will be our guide as we explore his
artistic method through the evolution of his lettering over the years from the early 2000s.
Tres brings a new interpretation of the writing's essence with his now well-proven color palette, a bond that began a few years ago and gives each piece a stylistic upgrade of his timeless original lettering design."
From large walls to canvases, Tres’ compositions turn into interlocking letters free of any outline, defined only by contrasting primary tones laid out with extreme accuracy, which together with the ever-present black create depth, defining his signature style.
The approach aims at an extreme graphic precision, no matter what the surface of the case, starting from his tag with a perfect kerning, that as a real and proper logotype becomes representative of his ability to balance shapes, colors and strokes in space.