Architecture Inspired Typefaces: Chris Labrooy

London based graphic designer Chris Labrooy has designed a series of typefaces inspired by famous architects and their buildings. The series includes fonts based on Toyo Ito, Frank Ghery, Helvetica, the Bauhaus and others.


Letter forms inspired by Toyo ito’s impressive works. The combination of simple forms with inricate perforations is what excites me about his work. These letters are based on : TOD’s omotesando / Tower of winds / Taichung opera house / Mikimoto department store.


Typography design based on the architecture of frank ghery. I picked out my favourite buildings as a basis for developing some expressive letter forms. Included are : Guggenheim Bilboa / Aerospace museum / Ghery house / experience music project / dancing house prague.


Another contribution to the ever expanding helvetica image archive. The industrial architectural style with it’s rough cast concrete is a perfect fit for helvetica HQ.



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