I still remember when first learning the English alphabets while I was a kid, we get to sing the ABC song. It was a truly fun moment and until now I still remember the music and lyric. Then, we use alphabets in daily basis, from typing to verbal communication. Our life is inseparable with them.
There are 26 different characters in the modern alphabet system and each of the alphabet characters have distinctive shapes. Although the shapes are pretty much fixed, but these doesn’t limit creative designers from around the world to create something outstanding out of it. In this post, I will show you some inspirations that goes from A to Z!
Talented photographer, Bela Borsodi, uses everyday life objects and clever perspective to create his vision of alphabets.
Evolution of Type
Designer Andreas Scheiger created this “Evolution of Type” project that treating typefaces as living being. The characters are being operated, showing the bones and flesh. Eerie thou!
Designer Alex Metro uses human body features to construct these black and white, cartoonish alphabets. Slightly NSFW.
Jing Zhang, a designer from China, using architectural elements to create these unique 3-dimensional alphabets.
paper + typography
Sabeena Karnik uses her crafty hand to build up these elegant typefaces with paper craft. Have to love the curves and colors of each characters.
Alphabetcha is another alphabet sets that uses human body, slightly weird but well executed illustrations. Done by Nathan Walker.
Animals in Alphabet
Learn animal names with alphabets! Casey Girard created this interesting sets of A to Z illustrations that not only beautiful, but educational too.
Letterform for the ephemeral
Amadin Alessandra thought us that not only we can write them, but also wear them! This unique approach of depicting A to Z was done by wearing bright color cloth with human gesture.
Collages – ABC of professions
Like the animal alphabet, this set uses job profession as subject matter. Anastassia Elias using her wonder hands to create the alphabets with collages of color paper. Excellent!
alphabet on 12 inch record sleeves
This alphabet sets was done on 12 inch record sleeves, and the characters was illustrated with graffiti inspired styles. Pretty cool!
With the creative mindsets, the conventional alphabets transformed into something decorative and beautiful. Lastly lets watch a video depicting the wonderful alphabets to wrap up this A to Z inspiration. Hope you enjoy this post!