Typography: The Landscape Alphabet

13 Feb
2014

The British Museum’s online collection of a series of 26 beautiful landscape scenes shaped as letters of the alphabet; rebound in a 20th-century binding.

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Letter A: upper part composed of three figures around a fire at the edge of a slope to small pond, forming the lower part of the letter; outline by trees.

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Letter B: a vista on level country, outlined by trees and branches and the edge of a rise with two figures as the bottom part of the letter.

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Letter C: a castle on cliffs on the left; waves of the sea shaping the lower curve, clouds the upper one.

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Letter D: a semi-circular landscape scene with mountains in right distance; a crag with trees shaping the left outline of the letter.

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Letter E: a ruinous gate, the right part of its arch broken, a tree on the left stretching to the right and two men standing on the right pointing at the ruin.

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Letter F: a tree trunk and two branches stretching to the right at the top and in the middle.

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See the rest of the collection at The British Museum online archive.

2 Responses to Typography: The Landscape Alphabet

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aplaceforthoughts

February 24th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

These are beautiful! Love the E!

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Rose

March 13th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Hello!! How are you? It’s been a long while. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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