Typefaces of London Landmarks

Typefaces of London Landmarks is about the innovative creation of typefaces based on London’s architecture. It consists of three projects: Cubistrata, Orbit and Shard which are based on the architecture of the National Theatre, ArcelorMittal Orbit and The Shard, respectively. Three pieces of architecture built with different materials were chosen in order to find different ways of constructing a typeface using a variety of materials.

The aim of the projects was to design a set of conceptual typefaces which reflect the identity of the architecture, through ‘3D–2D–3D–2D’ design methodologies.

Lilian Tan