Alphabet Topography

Alphabet Topography by Synoptic Office

Topography and typography are two words that sound similar and the google search in my browser almost always tries to second guess or correct me whenever I’m typing in “topography” thinking I meant to type in “typography”.

I recently typed in a search for “typography topography” and to my delight, I happened upon the amazing work entitled Alphabet Topography by Synoptic Office via This Is Colossal (a site I could spend hours getting lost in).

alphabet typography by Synoptic Office

It’s a lovely intersection of typography and topography and the sort of piece I’d love to run my fingers across. According to the creators of this work, “the height of the letterforms is determined by how often a letter is used. This typeface maps the rhythmic ebb and flow of English.”

Learn more about the creation process of the piece by one of the creators, YuJune Park, over at This is Colossal and check out other projects by Synoptic Office on their website.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

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