I like these alternative compositions by Bryan Patrick Todd, a letterer and designer from Louisville, Kentucky.
The full images of each character are good (he’s created a full alphabet of the ‘c’) but when cropped like this they are much more impactful.
A Vertical View
There is some incredible work here and in the links below. I especially love the sense of scale between the main logograms and the detail of the seals and notations. Arranging these elements sensitively in each piece really accentuates the overall composition.
Really impressive calligraphic work here. The author of the article where we found it says:
We are so concentrated on typography featuring European characters that we forget there’s the possibility of having great typography from other cultures too.
Check out the rest of this work here.
An Ode to type
These beautiful, wooden letters were created for a self initiated exhibition by dutch team Studio AIRPORT, comprised of Vincent de Boer, Maurits Wouters and Bram Broerse.
This is true type worship. Their passion for letters inspired them to pen tributes to each of the 26 characters. Feeling that these should be as intimate as possible, each ode is handwritten to stress the connection they feel.
The poems have matching envelopes, which double as a posters when unfolded. These are presented with their corresponding character, encapsulated in a curvaceous, wooden paperweight. I’d love one.
Someone described this to me as “breath-takingly nerdy”, however Matthew Olin designed this specifically to help describe to non-designers (and cheeky type-sceptics) the unique characteristics of typefaces and styles.
Star Wars character posters made from just a few glyphs. By H-57