Satellite alphabet

Satellite alphabet

Take a second look at this typeface and you will see that it is made up entirely of satellite images of New York buildings.

Yousuke Ozawa, 34, an avid Google Maps user, picked out 26 buildings which look like letters of the alphabet and brought them together to make his larger-than-life font.

Mr Ozawa got the idea for his satellite font during a slow day at work.

He said: “I was a designer for an advertising agency at the time. I didn’t have much work to do so I started looking at my old neighbourhood on Google Earth.

“I noticed a building in the shape of an A and then another in the shape of a B.

“I started looking for more letter shaped buildings, hunting them down in alphabetical order.

“I’d often spend hours looking for a single building in the shape of the correct letter. After a week I had collected the entire alphabet.”

Mr Ozawa, who said the photos captured from Google Maps are unedited, decided to share his font with the world by posting it online.

Mr OzawaYousuke Ozawa, 34, an avid Google Maps user, picked out 26 buildings which look like letters of the alphabet and brought them together to make his larger-than-life font said: “At the moment I haven’t made it a usable font but I do intend to make it a typeface people can download in the future.

“It would be a great font for movie posters.”

Mr Ozawa, of New York, USA put his font to the test by creating his own movie poster for the 1998 Will Smith film “Enemy of the State”, which involves a character being spied on by government satellites.

More high resolution pictures are available on request. To discuss rates for using pictures and copy, contact news editor Tom Knight on 07815 004413 or tom@medavia.co.uk.

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