Monday, October 25, 2010

Tobias Battenberg : Projected Typography

Tobias Battenberg set out with a projector and a selection of letters from the font, Akzidenz Grotesk, an inspiration for some of the more famous fonts such as Helvetica and Univers.

Tobias projected, from street level, letters upon buildings and pieces of infrastructure with some very beautiful results.  In projects such as these I would argue that the photographs of the process are as important a final result as the actual experience of being there.  Take that with a grain of salt as it happens to be coming from a photographer here.

Have a look at the project, though the description of the project is in German, using google chrome or a translator you can get a better idea of what he had in mind.


  1. You completely stole this post from me.

  2. I take that back, the post i saw was this one on my reader...

  3. Haha that's awesome, I wish you had done the post anyways and then realized you copied it from your own blog!

  4. What principles of typography need to be considered when using text software?