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Aerial Bold is the first map and typeface of the earth. We will find earth's alphabet shapes and make a new font and dataset for you!
Aerial Bold is the first map and typeface of the earth. We will find earth's alphabet shapes and make a new font and dataset for you!
569 backers pledged $11,492 to help bring this project to life.

Week 2 Update: 100% Funded

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100% Funded! 

After 2 weeks of the Kickstarter launch, we are now 100% funded with 480+ backers! 

100% funded
100% funded

We are so thankful for all the support and are really excited to start working on the project! What an incredible two weeks!

Press Updates

In the last week, we've had a few more new and exciting features in the press. Much to our delight, the project has seemed to have caught the interest of people from all over the world including Croatia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Turkey, to name a few,

We also had a cool feature in BostonInno and even made Yahoo news

We Are Not Alone 

Turns out we are not alone in our fascination with letters in geography and architecture. Below we've included some of the nice projects sent in from people who were also curious to "read the landscape".

From Amandine Alessandra & Rute Nieto Ferreira: The Big Letter Hunt (2014)

" The Big Letter Hunt is an alphabet picture book that takes its readers, young and old, on a tour of East London to find the giant letters hidden amongst the buildings and streets of London’s East End. "

From Laura Devendorf: AnyType (2012)

"AnyType is a mobile application that generates unique typefaces from photographs of shapes that people find in their environment.."

From Louise Dib: WorldType (2012, ongoing)

"Worldtype: Worldtype is a modular type composed of google map elements picked up by myself. Every city has his own texture. Light, curves according to its distinctive streets, monuments and buldings shapes...The concept is to give identity to a city while creating unity between cities universal shapes. I realized seven world types for the moment but this project is infinite."

From Franck Scurti: Topo-Typographie (2003)

" Les lettres tracées sur la carte donnent lieu à une police de caractères originale. Le moyen le plus communément développé de formalisation des signes — le langage — est devenu l'équivalent de l'une des pratiques matérielles les plus concrètes, l'acte de marcher. Le travail existe comme la définition d'une procédure qui peut être entreprise : marcher en vue d'écrire une lettre, un mot, une phrase dans l'espace. " 

Upwards and Onwards! 

With 16 days still left on the Kickstarter campaing, let's keep the ball rolling so we can make Aerial Bold a reality!

Stay tuned for more updates next week!

Cheers,

J + B

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