July 08, 2011

Typography: Graffiti taxonomy

The always-interesting Evan Roth put together “a study of 180 letters as written by 180 different graffiti writers” in Paris. Check out the interactive viewer, or just see the quick video below:

Posted by John Nack at 9:03 AM on July 08, 2011


  • Porter — 10:08 PM on July 10, 2011

    Pretty neat stuff. I recently watched “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, and between this video, and that movie, it’s pretty clear that graffiti is extremely diverse between artists. It’s amazing how many different ways a single letter can be done, and still be unique/readable.

    Also, was that image searching taking a snapshot of the letter, then searching image data for the snapshot? Or are the photos that have the letter in them simply pre-configured. If it was looking it up by the snapshot, that’s pretty neat.

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