Designer and author Cameron Moll has created an illustration of the Brooklyn Bridge by placing thousands of individual letters in strategic spots.
Moll’s typeface illustration consists of fonts inspired by the bridge’s history. He constructed a huge amount of research including several trips to the bridge for photography and filming, a thorough reading of David McCulloch’s ‘The Great Bridge’ and a long search for typefaces that were designed or in use during its construction from 1869 to 1883. Molls finally chose a particular photo which allowed him ‘to capture the entire bridge while showing the beautiful details of the stone, wire, and Gothic arches.’
The finished product, designed eventually in Illustrator, took three years to complete and sees a 24″×16″ piece of loving dedication printed on Crane Lettra Pearl filled with meaningful and thoughtful features such as the names of influential people of the time within its form and particular typefaces that would have been used during the bridge’s construction.
Printed by Bryce Knudson of Bjørn Press in Provo, Utah the project is currently seeking your pledges via Kickstarter.
Watch the process video below to be inspired: