Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Building Letters

From Ombu Architecture via Open CultureReminds me vaguely of a wonderful architectural alphabet designed by my former student, Shinya Iwaki back in 2009 for an experimental typography class. Except his alphabet was based upon actual buildings which resemble the actual letters from A to Z. Worth a revisit!

Shin researched and illustrated each building based upon the original architectural designs, and drew them all to scale. He arranged them in alphabetical order and created a poster with credits for each building. He also letterpress printed his Cityscape alphabet in an edition of 100 as a set of 26 individual cards. Wishing now he would release a second edition...



  1. Wow, I know this is an old post, but that's some great work for typography, architecture and design lovers. Would love to get my hands on a print!

    1. Contact me at and I will try to connect you with the designer.


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