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Visual Alphabet with Books

Visual Alphabet with Books typography books alphabet

Design student Sónia Lamêra of Portugal designed this fun alphabet using photographs of old books stood on end.

Update: Via Facebook I just learned about a similar project by design student Bryan Ku who made this poster for the Festival of Books. (thnx, edsel!)

Visual Alphabet with Books typography books alphabet

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Stick & Stones

Stick & Stones words typography street art inspiration

Stick & Stones words typography street art inspiration

Stick & Stones words typography street art inspiration

Stick & Stones words typography street art inspiration
(click thumbnail for full panorama)

This wonderful 200 foot (63 meter) mixed-media mural reading “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will always save me” was recently installed in Adelaide, Australia by street artist ABOVE who fell while working on the installation, breaking his scapula in two places and suffering a concussion that required two hospital visits. Luckily he wasn’t working alone and a number of other talented artists helped to complete the project including illustrator and wood-carver Chris Edser, designer Tristan Kerr, public artist ANKLES, and Joshua Fanning. A big thanks to photographer Jonathan VDK for providing his images for the post. Definitely click the panorama thumbnail above to see the completed piece. (via unurth)

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Bitmap Television Alphabet

Bitmap Television Alphabet typography tv alphabet

Bitmap Television Alphabet typography tv alphabet

Bath-based designer Jack Archer made this fun alphabet using the lit screens of televisions.

A project inspired by the phrase “Turn off your TV” mentioned in a lecture by adventurer Alastair Humphreys. To illustrate this idea I built a shelving unit to house 15 small televisions; creating a dot-matrix grid where individual TV’s could be turned on or off, to produce different letterforms and numbers.

Gotta love that “T”. (via quipsologies)

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Photocopied Hand Typography

Photocopied Hand Typography xerox typography body

Photocopied Hand Typography xerox typography body

Photocopied Hand Typography xerox typography body

Photocopied Hand Typography xerox typography body

Photocopied Hand Typography xerox typography body

Handschrift is an experimental typeface by designer José Ernesto Rodriguez out of Berlin who created each letterform with a single photocopy of his hands. (via typegoodness)

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Good Design Lasts

Good Design Lasts typography pencils multiples

Good Design Lasts typography pencils multiples

Good Design Lasts typography pencils multiples

I’m a sucker for huge signs made with pencils, and this work from Spagnola & Associates is no exception. Via their web site:

In 2011 Spagnola & Associates faced the challenge of designing their new office space. They created a 20′ wide dimensional wall to stimulate ideas and complete the office. 2,804 pencils were hammered into pre-drilled holes in the panels.

(via quipsologies)

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How to create a ligature

How to create a ligature typography

How to create a ligature typography

How to create a ligature typography

How to create a ligature typography

David Schwen demonstrates how typographic ligatures are created. It’s all about the details. (via notcot)

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Liquid Typography

Liquid Typography water typography ink fonts

Liquid Typography water typography ink fonts

Liquid Typography water typography ink fonts

Liquid Typography water typography ink fonts

Liquid Typography water typography ink fonts

Russian designer Ruslan Khasanov made this liquid font, au revoir, by pouring wet ink on wet paper to form each letter and then shot nearly 600 digital photos. After selecting the best images he made a few color corrections in Photoshop and the typeface was born. See the entire project here. (via ad week)

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