for some people, art is everything. the ‘art-phabet’, a recent design project by madrid-based studio CESS, was made for those people. the team took all 26 letters of the alphabet and created a 3D-rendered typeface with 26 corresponding artists and their most famous works. the letters were painstakingly designed from scratch and have an uncanny likeness to the real thing. they’re so well done, it’s fair to say that each letter is a work of art in itself.

art-phabet CESS
A is for andy warhol
all images courtesy CESS

 

 

it’s a creative retrospective of mostly 20 and 21st century art — including pop and modern artists — all in the context of the alphabet. there are no classical artists among these elite 26 — perhaps because their art would be less suitable in alphabet form (and also simply as there are only so many letters in the alphabet). CESS didn’t want take on too many centuries of art in one project. perhaps a classical artist typeface might be another cool future project — B for bernini, and C for caravagio have a nice ring to them.  

art-phabet CESS
B is for bansky

art-phabet CESS
C is for mondrian

art-phabet CESS
D is for damien hirst 

art-phabet CESS
E is for escher

art-phabet CESS
F is for frida kahlo 

art-phabet CESS
G is for gaudí

art-phabet CESS
H is for keith haring

art-phabet CESS
I is for robert indiana 

art-phabet CESS
J for jeff koons

art-phabet CESS
K is for kandinsky

art-phabet CESS
L is for lichtenstein