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GOOD Design Daily: Type Made from the Sky

Lisa Rienermann's Type the Sky project uses the spaces between buildings to form the letters of the alphabet, from A to Z.



We've all contemplated the unique shapes created where the buildings meet blue sky while strolling our favorite cities. But photographer and illustrator Lisa Rienermann took those shapes one step further, arranging the voids into a typographic language that's literally constructed from the skyline. Type the Sky was created in 2008, and it's a beauty.


According to the blog Slanted, Rienermann's alphabet adventure started with one of the most distinctive letters: "It began with the 'Q.' I was in a kind of courtyard in Barcelona. I looked upward and saw houses, the blue sky and clouds. The more I looked, I saw that the houses formed a letter Q."

What I love about Rienermann's type is that while it's beautiful in its own right, it almost begs you to pay better attention in your own town to see what else might be hiding up there in the spaces between. "Look up!" it seems to say. "The sky is talking to you!"

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