The typeface made of concrete

New York-based British designer David McGillivray (opens in new tab) brings the worlds of typography (opens in new tab) and architecture (opens in new tab) together in this font made completely out of concrete. Inspired by Brutalist architecture, specifically that of London's Hayward Gallery, McGillivray created the entire alphabet using just seven concrete shapes.

"This is an exploration of typography and architecture," explains McGillivray, "a non commercial project where I endeavored to merge the two worlds with a prefab style kit of concrete shapes that come together to make a concrete typeface. The whole alphabet can be created using seven shapes, which I cast into 14 blocks of concrete in total. Nothing has been added to the images; it’s all real concrete."

We love how, with his bare hands, McGillivray has managed to transform an everyday material into something very special with this strangely alluring typeface.

[via Design Taxi (opens in new tab)]

Like this? Read these!

Have you seen any inspiring typography projects recently? Let us know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of six full-time members of staff: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Digital Arts and Design Editor Ian Dean, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq. 

Topics