I love this experimental design exercises that set the imagination free. Although the purpose of this experiment is to promote the 3D prototyping capability of the UK-based Ravensbourne digital media university they really went well beyond the call of a promotion.
They created an alphabet where each of the letters features a typeface rendered with a concept that relates to the history of that typeface. For example, the "C" of Courier is made of typewriter keys since Courier was the font typewriters used in the 1950's.
Beautiful, original and fun. Love it!
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