Type geeks, enjoy: the alphabet of alphabets

The 26 humble letters of the English alphabet never looked so grand.

The Arkitypo' project by London-based studio Johnson Banks presents a physical 'alphabet of alphabets', in conjunction with the Ravensbourne university which is testing its own 3D prototyping technology.

Arkitypo is a complete set of 3D printed letters, each showcasing the character and history of a particular typeface. For each letter, a font beginning with the same character was selected, and further developed with elements paying tribute to its history.

The project took more than six months to complete, with some of the most complex letters taking up to a day to finish printing.

Be sure to check out the stunning video of the entire alphabet below:

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