Alphabet Cityscapes

These ceramic sculptures were created for a TypeCon 05 exhibition with the theme “Alphabet City.” They are three-dimensional representations of 2D bitmap letters. A grid was made and, generally, the white cells were left flat while the black cells – pixels – were extruded to form abstract buildings. The basic letterforms are at times difficult to find in the city, so “maps” of the original letter sequences are provided alongside the pieces to both aid in identification and to give credit to the original type designers.