Typographic Structure

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A new book from Thames & Hudson looks at the intersection of two of our favorite things: typography and buildings. Letterscapes, released this week, beautifully examines the use of typography in architecture and public spaces, looking at its history and analyzing its role in current structures. Included are David Kindersley’s British Library Gates, which are textured metal letters spelling out the institution’s name, as well as Lawrence Weiner’s New York manhole covers. All impact and alter our relationship with the built environment, reading while experiencing it.