Type that’s not type

This is often a fun exercise. Finding everyday objects that look like type but are not typefaces frequently leads to surprising design solutions.

Several years ago I was working on an annual report for a food company and I used string beans to make initial capital letters.

V and F are really easy to make from string beans. And amazingly, and only now do I see the coincidence of these two letters. The company I was working for was Vie de France.

There are a few complete alphabets in the examples below but even the individual objects that were photographed by the class may become the start of an entire alphabet in the future.

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