Architypeture IV

Click to enlarge Our 4th installment of Architypeture (the fusion of architecture and typography.) If you haven’t seen our other Architypeture posts you can see them here: I, II, III. From top to bottom, left to right: Casa do Conto Arts Residency in Porto, Portugal, by PedraLiquida Architects; University Library in Udine, Italy by Manfredi […]

Architypeture III

Click to enlarge From top to bottom and left to right: Museo Ibere Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Condominio P in Cagliari, Italy by C+CO4 Studio; Objekt 10, Zavrtinica Business Center in Croatia interiors by Typotecture, exteriors by Brigada / Damjan Geber (architect), Srđana Alač (designer)(x4 photos); Rocklea Road Warehouses, Jackson Clement Burrows Architects; Cafés Salzillo, […]

Architypeture: Part II

Click to enlarge Row by row; left to right: Lowther Children’s Centre, London, Patel Taylor Architects. 7 World Trade Center, NYC, Michael Gericke, Pentagram. The Marion Cultural Centre by ARM + Phillips/Pilkington. Artwork for the Indianapolis Airport, Indiana, Joe C. Nicholson. Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver, Canada, Liam Gillick; words say “Lying on top of […]

Architypeture: Part I

Click images to enlarge Left to right, row by row: Lentos Art Museum, Linz, Austria, Weber & Hofer Architects. Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, LA and Cooper Union, NYC, both Thom Mayne, Morphosis, typography on Cooper Union was done in collaboration with Abbott Miller, Pentagram. Parsons The New School for Design, NYC, Lyn Rice Architects; exterior […]

Gooyesh Language Institute: Ali Karbaschi

Click to enlarge I definitely get a kick out of seeing typography integrated into architecture (hence the multiple Architypeture posts) and this building in Isfahan, Iran is no exception. Designed by architect Ali Karbaschi, the Gooyesh Language Institute’s curtain wall is clad with almost a crossword-y look of, ironically (or not so ironically, being a […]

From the CollabCubed Archives

We’re taking a little summer blogging break this month. To keep you entertained, we’ve put together easy access links to some of our more popular posts in the past months but, of course, feel free to peruse instead by category using the drop-down menu in the right sidebar, or click on the ‘random post’ icon […]

Wellington Writers Walk

Click to enlarge Though built about ten years ago, I don’t think I’ve ever come across the type-filled Wellington Writers Walk before. A project of the New Zealand Society of Authors, the waterfront park is full of bold concrete plaques and more subtle “benchmarks” emblazoned with 19 quotations from some of New Zealand’s best known […]

The Comedy Carpet in Blackpool

Click to enlarge The Comedy Carpet in Blackpool – a seaside resort town in the Northwest of England – is a typographic celebration of comedy in a grand way. The 2,200 sq. meter installation contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete, making it virtually impossible not to tip toe through the type. A super-sized […]

Liam Gillick: Type, Color & Light …Trifecta!

Yes siree, three of my favorite elements all combined by one artist: Liam Gillick. The British artist is based both in London and New York. He has published a number of texts that function in parallel to his artwork, and the artwork itself often incorporates typography. In addition to Gillick‘s installations, he has collaborated with […]