Crafts, Graphic Design

A Found Alphabet

March 6, 2012

This last weekend I spent the weekend with my family. It was WONDERFUL and while I was there I challenged myself to create an alphabet out of found objects. I made a long list of all the things that I could think of in the kitchen to make an alphabet. I chose to write my letters in salt it took me back and my mom and I talked about her teaching me how to form letters using much of the same method. I have other alphabets I would like to make but with my large family those were a bigger mess than I could handle so for my first found alphabet I went with salt. I produced pretty standard letters but as many of my projects go my mind is now filling up with all the different things I can do for next time. I plan to keep challenging myself with this and pick a different room to do an alphabet in and see what I can find. Maybe my next room will be the living room. I encourage you to share your ideas or your found alphabets I am always excited to see others’ creativity.

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  • Reply typesketchbook March 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Great idea, I can’t wait to see more of your alphabets! Recently I made a cupcake typeface!

    • Reply michaelahorton March 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Cupcakes! Very cool idea. Thanks for coming to check out my alphabet.

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