Pauline Detavernier Used European Transit to Create Colorful Alphabets

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 10, 2014
References: behance.net & fastcodesign
This artsy alphabet designed by 20 year old Pauline Detavernier combines the standard framed map with clever letter typefaces. This typography is made out of subway maps from London, Paris and Moscow, combining two popular design elements.

Each of the featured cities boasts complicated public transit systems, but through the talents of Pauline Detavernier, the subway lines are turned into one of the simplest things a Kindergardener learns -- the ABCs. However, the typography is anything by simple. The colorful lettering not only makes up a Latin alphabet using the London and Parisian maps, but a Cyrillic alphabet using the Moscow subway lines.

The budding artist created the two sets for school, as she is a third year student in architecture school.