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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Alphabet Cities

It's interesting how two people can have different ideas about a city and formalize them in two different ways, but still have (almost) the same name. Another nice similarity is that they are both self-published works. Above is Tobias Frere-Jones's project Alphabet City and below is the cover and a page from Steven Holl's Pamphlet Architecture #5: Alphabetical City. The first observes the typographic range of the city's old storefronts and signage, while the latter observes the city's plan typologies.

Alphabet City via Noisy Decent Graphics.

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