LX Type by Leo Burnett

Leo Burnett has created a type for Lisbon by looking at the sky, and it’s pretty cool.
You can download it at the website.

The trams are part of Lisbon’s landscape and become an icon of the city. In addition to painting the street yellow, they also scratch the capital’s blue sky with their wires.
From the complex mesh made by them, emerged the idea of creating a typography, whose trace is formed by the wires’s random mating.
Thus, the LX Type becomes Lisbon’s official type.

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The LX type website has a nice feature that lets you type anything and discover lots of interesting places in Lisbon, where you can get… by tram.


Alphabet Topography


Great work from Synoptic Office.

The physical form of language is a record of collective memory.

In this monotype typeface, the height of the letterforms is determined by how often a letter is used. This typeface maps the rhythmic ebb and flow of English.

Each letter sits in a 6 x 6 inch square, allowing for any combination of letters to run seamlessly both vertically and horizontally.

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Device Studio, from Barcelona.

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Device Studio is a Barcelona based audiovisual design studio, founded in 2008.

Marcelo wrote us an email presenting their interesting type experiments:

We are a multidisciplinary creative hub focused on new media platforms and motion
graphics, offering direction and art direction from concept to delivery.

We love to experiment, work and combine different creative techniques
and solutions such as physical installations,
space interventions, electronics, experimental coding,
street art and nasty visual outputs.


Check out their site: www.devicers.com


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Tomás Valle, from Barcelona, just send us this great video.

From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands, all the way to the Z, ABC-3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book. Each of the 26 dimensional letters that move and change before your eyes is a treat. C turns into D with a snap. M stands at attention. X becomes Y with a flick of the wrist. And then there’s U… Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed with a striking black, red, and white palette, this is a book that readers and art lovers of all ages will treasure for years to come.

MARION BATAILLE is graphic and book designer who lives in Paris. This is just a hand-made mock-up of the actual book which publishes in Oct. 2008.

Kromofons – Text as color


Kromofons is an alphabet, created by Florida physician Lee Freedman. The idea is that each letter of the alphabet corresponds to a color, allowing messages to be embedded in color images.

For 35 years, between stints as a doctor, a real estate agent and a pizza maker at the Woodstock concert in 1994, Freedman has been working on Kromofons–an innovative alphabet in which the 26 English letters are represented solely by individual colors–waiting for technology to catch up with him.

And now, thanks to the Internet, the ubiquity of color monitors, Microsoft Word plug-ins and his being able to launch a Kromofons-based e-mail system, Freedman thinks he is finally ready.

Imagine getting an e-mail whose text is not the familiar black letters on a white background, but instead a series of colored rectangles.

That’s how Kmail, the Kromofons e-mail system, works. Using a translation key, Kmail recipients can piece together what a message says, letter by letter, word by word.

Continue reading the article over at C|NET.

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