Typography Tuesday: A Satellite Imagery Alphabet

Data visualization designer Benedikt Gross and geographer Joey Lee are working on a project called Aerial Bold. It is not quite finished, but once it is, it will be a typeface created from shapes and patterns from Earth’s topology. Their idea is to turn topography into typology by creating an algorithm that picks up letterforms from satellite imagery. It’s a very interesting experiment in data and design!

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Image Credit: Benedict Gross

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