The Helvetica Hotel, From Soap To Signage – And A Little History.

The Helvetica Hotel

For an independent study, Jung Hwan (Albert) Son, a senior communication design student at Parsons the New School for Design, decided to create and brand a hip and trendy hotel – inspired by the Helvetica font. Below are the elements he designed for his concept of the Helvetica Hotel. Read more

A Hole In G. Ollie Willis Designs A Typographic Golf Course.

Leicester born London based Designer Ollie Willis challenges the precision, patience and frustration common in the game of golf with a mini golf course in the shape of the letters of the alphabet. By creating a typeface that uses the curves, 45º and 90º angles that are present in mini golf courses, the letters can be made into interactive structures pairing the processes of golf and design to become a 26 hole course. Read more

(Sub) Prime Cuts. Hand Painted Saws with Typography by Vault 49

hand painted saws

New York graphic design studio Vault 49 added their typography, design and painting skills to some typical old wood handled saws that when mounted on a wall are beautiful and unusual original pieces of art. Read more

Typographic Chess Set by Hat Trick Design Is Letter Perfect.

Typographic Chess Set

The ultimate gift for the font-loving chess player, Hat-trick design’s Jim Sutherland has created a typographic chess set based on the character forms from the Hoefler & Frere-Jones typeface Champion Gothic. Read more

Limited Edition Typography Scrabble For Designers, Typohiles and Font Lovers.

Limited Edition Typography Scrabble

A special edition of the classic Scrabble board game made of solid walnut wood tiles which each feature a variety of fonts has been created by Andrew Clifford Capener. Read more

Hairvetica Alphabet & Other Wild Typography by Vladimir Koncar.

Condoms, pubic hair, cigarette butts, raw meat, pills, Gummi Bears, beer caps, cactus, four leaf clovers and more are used to comprise complete alphabets in a typography project by Croation designer Vladimir Koncar.

Diary Type is a personal typographic diary that Vladimir started as a experiment in 2007. He collects various objects and from them form the letters of the alphabet. With those letters he writes his thoughts down and they are a symbolic link between the font and the reflections.

Hairvetica– an alphabet designed from actual pubic hair (whose? I do not know):


Condom Alphabet:



Cigarette Butt Alphabet:




Pill Alphabet:




Raw Meat Alphabet:




Gummi Bear Alphabet:




Beer Cap Alphabet:




Cactus Alphabet:




Four Leaf Clover Alphabet:




Vladimir Koncar:

All images used with express permission from Valdimir Koncar.

To see his alphabets made of soil, paper clips, daffodils, beans, teabags and toothpicks, check out his site.

Transforming Modern Architect’s Works Into 3D Typography

Architects Buildings As 3D Typography

Designer Chris Labrooy, inspired by his design heroes; architects Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry and designer Ettore Sottsass, has created 3D typography based on their works using computer rendering and illustration. Read more