22 of the World’s Most Creative Alphabets


I hope our alphabet get in this list soon :)
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Running Alphabet Q&A #6: Mo Klaus

Maurice Klaus has recently run the uppercase N in Nivo, Michiga, USA.

What do you do for living?
I am an independent consultant. For the past 11 years, I have developed web-based process improvement training, simulations and software.

How is running improving your creativity?
Running gives me a great mental oasis to work on problems or questions – if I want to. Most of the time, I just run. Unless it is a very long run or race, I return refreshed and energized having shed all of the idle distractions that tend to accumulate in my mind between runs. This sets the stage for what is typically a longer period of post-run productivity and creativity. That is why I prefer a morning run. It prepares me well for the entire day.

How was the experience of running a character?
It was great fun! Part of the time I imagined I was at the tip of a giant red pen, slowing drawing my letter on my route. I wondered how much I could move to the left or right and have it register on the map. I didn’t realize how many slight turns were on my route even though I had run parts of it maybe 4000 times before.

Which is your favorite typeface?
Garamond when I’m feeling “seriffy” and Verdana when I’m not.

Thank you!

Nike x Liu Xiang – LX Collection


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Running Alphabet Q&A #5: Eleah Lubatkin

Eleah Lubatkin has brought Running Alphabet to Brooklyn, creating a very fresh uppercase M.

What do you do for living?
By day, I work for First2Print a digital fabric printing studio – doing digital color correcting, WordPress design and blogging. By night, I moonlight as a copywriter/editor for Kaufmann Mercantile, a young company based out of Brooklyn, NY.

How is running improving your creativity?
Running helps me clear my mind and rid myself of negative energy/toxins.

How was the experience of running a character?
It was wonderful. The project and the shape of my letter pushed me to run farther than I might have otherwise. I love how a single concept was created, and it’s outcome is being sculpted and influenced by elements of chance – physical limitations of street layouts and human endurance. It creates a sort of global connection between runners and typeface nerds. :)

Which is your favorite typeface?
Century Gothic

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Frutiger Serif


Linotype has just released a serif version of one of the most popular typefaces ever, Frutiger.
Check it out

TypeCulture


May not be a trendy and eyecathing site, but TypeCulture is definitely one of my favourites typography web. They own a very neat catalogue of font but what’s more interesting to me and really vualble is the “Academic Resource” page, a place where you can find very interesting article and essays, videos and many more. Worth to bookmark.

Nike + City Runs


Very beautiful project by YesYesNo celebrating the launch of the Nike Free Run+ 2 City Pack series. They develop software that would allow runners to create dynamic paintings with their feet using their Nike+ GPS run data and create visuals based on the speed, consistency and unique style of each person’s run.

Project page

Running Alphabet Playlist

To me it is totally true when they say there’s a right song for any single moment and when it comes to running there are some music pieces that really make you run faster and what’s best, happier. Celebrating the landing of Spotify in the States I’ve just created a collaborative playlist for anyone share their favourite running songs.
I hope you enjoy my choices, some of them may not be very cool and trendy but we are talking running here!

Running Alphabet Playlist

Running Alphabet Q&A #4: Alexander Casassovici

Alexander Casassovici has recently run the uppercase K at Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

What do you do for living?
I’m the co-founder of DiveBoard a place for scuba divers to log their dives, share their experiences and explore the world of scuba diving.

How is running improving your creativity?
A short run every other morning (5-8km) helps clear up the mind and pump up some energy for the end of the day… and often find out the creative solution that will solve (some) of the ongoing issues.

How was the experience of running a character?
Super fun! Although it’s quite tough to find a runnable pattern close enough to the letter I wanted to be drawing, it was really fun to run with a greater focus on the path I was following than on the usuals (animals and pace).

Which is your favorite typeface?
I guess it’s currently Monaco – not sure it’s really my favorite but definitely the one I’m using most!

Thank you!

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