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Not Your Usual Characters: 30 Amazing Alphabet Recreations
The Alphabet dates back to the Egyptian era and forms the basis of our language, through the years people have experimented and created a wealth of interesting and unique alphabets. This is a collection of some of the best examples.
Unique Approaches To A-Z
Photographing everyday objects such as bananas and stairs to create a colourful rustic collection of letters.
A four month long project to collect the letters of the Alphabet, all are found objects in the street.
A entire night spent taking hundreds of photos on multiple rolls of film on an old Pentax K10000 through the subways of New York.
A 7 month project which shows land formations or buildings which resemble letter forms within the state of Victoria, Australia.
A complete typeface made at the beach of Zandvoort aan Zee in The Netherlands.
A collection of textured, grunge like letters found along a 1km stretch in Victoria Park.
It took about two 15 hour sessions to complete, and every letter had about 30-50 takes and lot’s of gasoline to get right.
Created by Lisa Rienermann while studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the alphabet is formed of the shapes of buildings against the sky when photographed.
Named after the act of typesetting, as every letter made of colored books had to be blocked with white books, just as it is done in letterpress.
Created by Jeffery Tribe, it is an alphabet created entirely with gold clips.
Constructed from a personal tie collection including ties bought at flea markets, thrift stores with a few brand new purchases sprinkled throughout.
Photographer Eric Tabuchi photographed trailer trucks on empty highways, each bearing one letter of the alphabet. Each is perfectly uniform in scale and composition
A three Dimensional alphabet created from melted plastic army figures.
Kalle Hagman created this alphabet entirely from photographs of industrial items, locations and landscapes.
An alphabet built on the typeface Futura, but given a unique (and a little creepy) twist.
A typeface by Dave Wood, it has a wonderful silhouette effect and shows how something as commonplace as a bulldog clip can serve as inspiration.
A couple who are both passionate about cucumbers and typography created this rather unique alphabet creation.
Easily the weirdest (and most painful) alphabet creation i’ve seen. It was constructed by Thijs Verbeek and is made with clothespegs and skin.
Luiza Prado (from Rio de Janeiro, Brazi) created this alternative edible typography with the food he was obsessed with as a student.
It took three trips over two nights to get a complete alphabet of these letters by graffiti artist called Eine.
A Lithuanian alphabet which goes for the cute factor with these lovable monsters.
An alphabet made of beards by Tim Yarzhombeck.
An alphabet made from shoestrings drapped into a cursive pattern, by Mark Notermann.
Letters and numbers photographed on the wings of butterflies.
An alphabet made out of raw meat by Robert Bolesta, it was hand-shaped, packaged, and each letter was photographed ndividually.
An alphabet created with White Corn. The luminosity of the corn set against the earthy background makes the ‘letters’ pop.
The alphabet written in the stars and space, a selection of gorgeous calligraphy combined to create a pretty amazing collection of letters.
This refers to the combination of Alphabetic (letter form) and ideographic (based on pictorial symbols).
A freshly baked alphabet created by the Commando Group for their client – Brød & Korn
An illustrated alphabet an the 19th century style with each letter composed of various body parts.