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CitID: A (Type)face for Every City in the World


Typefacing Tegucicalpa, or what hometown homages have to do with postmodernism.

We recently raved about GOOD Magazine‘s neighborhood flags project and these 50 brilliant Japanese town logos. But what if every city in every country in the world could recruit its design talent to create typographic homages to the city? That’s exactly what CitID aims to do — and they’ve already gotten submissions from over 150 cities spanning all — yes, all — continents.

CitID is a ambitious project aiming to gain global consciousness by giving a (type)face to every city worldwide; big or small, rich or poor, famous or infamous, well-known or unheard-of.”

From tongue-twisters like Tegucicalpa to cross-cultural icons like New York, the project is as much a creative endeavor as it is an educational exercise. The ultimate aim is to harness creatives’ love for their cities and create a global visual anthology of city identities.

Budapest // Design by: Áron Jancsó

Berlin // Design by: Axel Raidt

Portland // Design by: Santiago Uceda

London // Design by: Rob Gonzalez & Jonathan Quainton

Sofia // Design by: Ivan Hristov

Breda // Design by: Nikki Smits

Raleigh // Design by: Bryan Flynn

Our favorite has to be this postmodern entry by designer Dustin Kemper:

Philadelphia // Design by: Dustin Kemper

So go ahead and represent your city by submitting a design — or sweet-talking your favorite local designer into doing it.

via [TMB]

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