Sunday, 14 March 2010

Around The World

Being the geek that i am i came across this great little typography related book. Around the World with the Bodoni Family is a limited addition book written by graphic designer Teresa Monachino and printed by The Society of Revisionist Typographers.

Essentially it takes the type and associated the different letters with places around the world. For example, the letter A becomes the mountains of the Alps, the letter I in italics becomes the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy, the letter O becomes the olymic rings of Olympia, and the D becomes the famous Mickey Mouse ears at Disneyland.

It's all very clever, quirky and lovely to look at, and it's great to celebrate a font thats been around for centuries.
However at £95, i don't think i'll be purchasing it!

(Note - if you do have the luxury of having an income and not being a skint student, you can buy it at the London Design Museum's shop!)


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