The Project

Type the Sky

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In 2005 I spend a semester abroad in Barcelona.

Standing in something like a little courtyard in Barcelona I looked up. I saw houses, the sky, clouds and a "Q". The negative space in-between the houses formed a letter.

I loved the idea of the sky as words, the negative being the positive. If I could find a "Q" other letters should be somewhere around the corner.

The following weeks, I kept running around looking up to the sky. Bit by bit I found all the letters of the alphabet.

The application of the alphabet is a booklet with a folded poster inside. While folding out the poster slowly some words show. You, at, me, look... "Will you look at me?", the poster or the sky ask you.

The answer comes with the last step of folding it out. "Will you look at me? Yeah!"

The Project was a free Semester-Project in Typography at the University of Essen.

It was awarded a certificate of typographic excellence by the Type Directors Club New York 2007.

7 responses

  • Kim Martin

    Kim Martin said (31 Oct 2008):

    brilliant idea and a wonderful story!

  • Dirk Spennemann

    Dirk Spennemann said (6 Dec 2008):

    Very imaginative application of typography. Really well done! congrats!

  • Christian Gates

    Christian Gates said (11 Jan 2009):

    Great idea! Well executed. Excellent!

  • Gaston Torres

    Gaston Torres said (22 Jan 2009):


  • visithra manikam

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  • Rey mos

    Rey mos gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    very clever story! I love this...

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (26 Jul 2011):

    I have think about this idea before, but I forgot to bring my camera (Like all the follower said :)

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