Tag Archives: Typography

Mary Ellen Solt (1920-2007)

Concrete poetry is poetry whose visual appearance matches the topic of the poem.  Mary Ellen Solt began writing concrete poetry in the 60’s and became a leader of this movement.  Her work was most notably poems in the shape of flowers such as “Forsythia”, “Lilac” and “Geranium”. Her visual poetry formed by letters and words has influenced many of todays’s typography designs.  Her book, “Concrete Poetry: A World View“, can be read on ubu.com.

Hiroyuki Yamada Alphabet


Previously we posted Hiroyuki Yamada’s water themed paintings.  We are so enthralled by his work that we opted to post his floral alphabet.  You can view the full alphabet and his other works on Tokyo Illustrators Society, Behance and Facebook.


Images:  Courtesy of Hiroyuki Yamada.

Jones, Knowles, Ritchie (JKR)


Inspired by marble maze games Jones, Knowles, Ritchie (JKR) used a custom typeface “Maze Sans” to create an identity program for UNICEF branch, Marble, a science and art collective pioneering the future of ethical data. 

Unicef refer to corporate data as a maze of information, challenging to navigate when looking for pathways to solutions.  JKR took this analogy using colorful marbles to illustrate the journey of data in a simple and approachable way both statically and in motion.  The font works particularly well when seen in animation using the marbles to communicate different directives. You can view the video of the marbles in motion here.

Images:  Courtesy of Jones, Knowles, Ritchie (JKR)