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ageofdestruction: hex: Saturn’s north pole, photographed by Cassini, 3rd April 2014. - The hexagon is an atmospheric vortex, the shape apparently created by interaction of winds circling the pole at different speeds. Each side of the hexagon is about 13,800km long, wider than Earth. - 10 images taken over about a quarter of a Saturnian day, which is about 10 hours and 40 minutes long. - Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

pizzzatime:

ageofdestruction: hex: Saturn’s north pole, photographed by Cassini, 3rd April 2014. - The hexagon is an atmospheric vortex, the shape apparently created by interaction of winds circling the pole at different speeds. Each side of the hexagon is about 13,800km long, wider than Earth. - 10 images taken over about a quarter of a Saturnian day, which is about 10 hours and 40 minutes long. - Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

typeworship

typeworship:

Multinational Typeface

This colourful alphabet has been designed for Grey Advertising’s new multinational team based in Singapore. It’s been constructed from the abstract shapes of over one hundred national flags. 

These national elements have been broken down and imaginatively rearranged into a limited display typeface (see above animation). Many letters have several alternative characters to represent nations beginning with the same letter. 

Although the alphabet currently represents just the 106 countries that the team operates in, according to the designer, Luis Fabra, the font is to be extended to include the other 90 countries. As no country begins with ‘X’ this has been left grey and I’d assume any forthcoming punctuation might use the same shade.

I love the inventiveness of the alphabet and how the flags have been interpreted. As part of a branding system the letters add a nice splash of colour without looking overly garish. It looks particularly good mixed with the silvery grey letters when used for the office signage system

However, to really claim to to be a “multinational” typeface the next step must surely be to challenge the concept and see how the design might be adapted for Chinese, Devanagari, Arabic or other intentional system used by millions around the world.

This is beyond dope dope dope