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100 Alternative Alphabetic Fonts

From Diminutive Dog Typography to Mountainous Language Art

— May 1, 2012 — Art & Design
Learning the alphabet does not generally stir up ideas of creative artwork and compelling graphics; however, as seen from these alternative alphabetic fonts, typography lends itself beautifully to a variety of captivating designs. For those who are fascinated rather than scarred by the ghouls and monsters under the bed, the frightening and grotesque alphabets would make for a delightful way to learn one's ABCs.

Alternative and hipster-inspired apparel has drawn inspiration from typographic arts, as witnessed by the jewelry and furniture designs that incorporate letters into their composition.

As a gamer and sci-fi aficionado, my personal favorite is the Epic Alien Alphabet, which tests one's Star Wars trivia through letter-oriented association.
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Activity
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Televised Typographic Time Lapses
Televised Typographic Time Lapses
Jack Archer's TV Typeface Film "alpha-Bitmaps" the Alphabet
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99
Anatomized Alphabets (UPDATE)
Anatomized Alphabets (UPDATE)
Andreas Scheiger's Evolution of Type, Exhibits 6-9 and 12
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98
Colorful Edible Typography
Colorful Edible Typography
The Sweet Letters from 'm-inspira' Look and Taste Good
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97
Touchphone Typography
Touchphone Typography
Oriol Fernandez Tur's iPhone Font Uses 540 Apps to Form Letters
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96
Prickly Alphabets
Prickly Alphabets
The TYPICK Font by Jerome Haldemann is Inspired by a Hedgehog
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95
Vegan Typography
Vegan Typography
Jean-Maxime Landry's Typo Tofu Makes Eating Tasteless Cubes Fun Again
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94
Typographic Architecture Artwork
Typographic Architecture Artwork
Frank Magnotta Will Dazzle Your Eyes With Text Towers
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93
Musical Icon Campaigns
Musical Icon Campaigns
These Billboard Magazine Ads Feature Pop Sensations Lady Gaga and Madonna
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92
Frozen Typography
Frozen Typography
Veronica Falsen Hiis Takes to the Streets of Oslo to Create Snow Typography
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91
Nonviolent Typography
Nonviolent Typography
Leo Burnett India Creates Mahatma Gandhi Font
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90
Humanized Typography
Humanized Typography
Tien-Min Liao Spells it out for You in This Experiment
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89
Mountainous Language Art
Mountainous Language Art
The Synoptic Office 'Alphabet Topography' Depicts Form Frequency
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88
Animal-Bodied Typography
Animal-Bodied Typography
Llama Font Allows You to Create a Story Out of Flexing Llamas
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87
Dainty Typographic Teacups
Dainty Typographic Teacups
The Tattle Tale Cups From MIXUSSTUDIO are "Letter-licious"
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86
Surgical Alphabets
Surgical Alphabets
The 'Evolution of Type' Dissects Letters
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85
Terrific Tailored Typography
Terrific Tailored Typography
The Bela Borsodi Alphabets Collection is Simple and Realistic
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84
Asian-Inspired Alphabets
Asian-Inspired Alphabets
Yoriko Yoshida Creates an Illustrated A to Z of Japan
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83
Fashion Apparel Alphabets
Fashion Apparel Alphabets
Stuart Whitton Creates a Typeface Using Articles of Clothing
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82
Vintage Human Typography
Vintage Human Typography
Jenny Shipper Takes Stills from Films and Turns Them into Type
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81
Literary Alphabet Art
Literary Alphabet Art
Sonia Lamera Produces the Alphabet Using Famous Books
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80
Five-Minute Typefaces
Five-Minute Typefaces
iFontmaker for iPad is a Simple Font Editor
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79
Grotesque Alphabets
Grotesque Alphabets
Michiel Van Der Born's Illustrated Letters are Not for Children
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78
Cunning Skull Typography
Cunning Skull Typography
T7Sins T-shirt From Artist Joby Cummings
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77
Precious Phonic Platters
Precious Phonic Platters
These Alphabet Dinner Plates Use Food Items to Form Letters
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76
Dancing Typography
Dancing Typography
The Dance Writer App Turns Words into a Choreographed Dance Sequence
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75
Frightening Alphabets
Frightening Alphabets
Aaron Mckinney's 'Unruly Alphabet' Will Strike Fear into Children
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Typographic Transformer Toys
Typographic Transformer Toys
Have Hours of Fun with the Mojibakeru Toys
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Transformed Dyslexic Typography
Transformed Dyslexic Typography
The Dyslexie Font Makes Learning and Living Easier for Many
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Finger-Painted Fonts
Finger-Painted Fonts
Tien-Min Liao's Handmade Type Uses Subtle Gestures to Form Letters
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Terrific Gamer Typography
Terrific Gamer Typography
Video Games Characters Alphabet Turns Icons into Type
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70
Artsy Language Learning
Artsy Language Learning
Masaaki Hiromura Merged Japanese Typography With Signs and Symbols
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69
Freaky Collage Art
Freaky Collage Art
Alexander Anne Mackenzie Creates Playful Typographic Illustrations
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68
Inflatable Alphabets
Inflatable Alphabets
Balloon Maniacs Blows Air into Gold Capital Letters
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Couture Alphabets
Couture Alphabets
Prada Collaborates with M/M Paris For Architectural T-Shirts
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66
Capitalist Alphabets
Capitalist Alphabets
'The ABCs of Branding' Poster Shows Iconic Symbols
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International Alphabet Branding
International Alphabet Branding
Glorious! by Lambie-Nairn Embraces Global Flavors
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Plush Pork Typography
Plush Pork Typography
The Henry Hargreaves Bacon Alphabet is Deceptively Sophisticated
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63
Stretchy Elastic Alphabets
Stretchy Elastic Alphabets
The Jenny Kyvik Hutchens Elastic Font is Snappy and Stylish
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62
Frozen Alphabets
Frozen Alphabets
Sculptured Ice Is Twice as Nice, But Letters Are Even Better
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Flammable Fonts
Flammable Fonts
The Au Revoir Font is Elegant
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60
Office Supply Typography
Office Supply Typography
The Bandpile Rubberband Type by Erik Berger is Playfully Colorful
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Facial Fonts
Facial Fonts
Mary Huang's Software Project 'Typeface' Creates Fonts that Mimic Your Face
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Musical Alphabet Illustrations
Musical Alphabet Illustrations
The Ana Gomez Octave Artwork Fuses Typography With Musicianship
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Alphabetic Dissections
Alphabetic Dissections
The Andreas Scheiger 'Evolution of Type' Photography Series
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Fiery Animated Fonts
Fiery Animated Fonts
Ruslan Khasanov's 'Liquid Type in Motion' is Mesmerizing GIF Topography
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Food Typography Illustrations
Food Typography Illustrations
The Dan Beckemeyer 'Ampersand Food Groups' Project
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Beard Fonts
Beard Fonts
Typography That is Not Always Readable, But Definitely Unusual
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Tasty Edible Typography
Tasty Edible Typography
Typefruitography by Garret Steider Combines Design With Food
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Iconic Cartoon Typography
Iconic Cartoon Typography
The Simpsons Alphabet by Fabian Gonzales Morphs Popular Characters
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Leafy Typography
Leafy Typography
The Virtureal Project Expresses Emotion With Shriveling Leaves
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Sewn-Up Typography
Sewn-Up Typography
David Schwen Uses Real-Life Ligature to Bring Letters Together
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Optical Illusion Typography
Optical Illusion Typography
Marc Bottler Uses Depth-of-Field to Create Fantastic Fonts
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Bleeding Liquid Letters
Bleeding Liquid Letters
The Rus Khasanov Micro Type Font Warps the Alphabet
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Phobia Photo Fonts
Phobia Photo Fonts
The 'What Are You Afraid Of?' Typography Set Will Induce Nightmares
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Intergalactic LEGO Alphabets
Intergalactic LEGO Alphabets
Mark Anderson Built 26 Alphabet-Shaped Space Crafts
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Savage Illustrations
Savage Illustrations
Artist Scarecrowoven is All About Gore and Guts
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Construction Paper Typography
Construction Paper Typography
Jerome Corgan Creates Elaborate Paper Letter Sculptures
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Retro Raunchy Typography
Retro Raunchy Typography
The Eric Foss 'Word' Series Features 70s Porn Images
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Typographic Bottles
Typographic Bottles
The Schiszler Silver Merlot Wine Bottle is Creatively Designed
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A-Mazing Chairs
A-Mazing Chairs
Jared Thompson Brings Out His 'Typography Furniture'
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Sizzling Fonts
Sizzling Fonts
Sean Freeman Creates Impressive Typology Designs
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Whimsical Sketch Typography
Whimsical Sketch Typography
Eika Dopludo Wants You to Know She's Madly in Love
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Animated Pop Culture Alphabets
Animated Pop Culture Alphabets
Mike Boon is Inspired by Kids Movies to Create Adorable Typography
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Stacked Tome Typography
Stacked Tome Typography
The Chan Hwee Chong 'Books' Font is Literary Lettering
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Intergalactic Alphabets
Intergalactic Alphabets
Brandon Peat Creates the 'Star Wars Alphabet' for All the Die-Hard Fans
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Eco-Loving Letter Designs
Eco-Loving Letter Designs
Ooli Mos's Mossy Alphabet is Intricate and Detailed
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Animalistic Alphabet Typography
Animalistic Alphabet Typography
Casey Girard Designs Letters in Cute Critter Form
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Illegible Illustrative Fonts
Illegible Illustrative Fonts
The Fontafabric MOD Typeface is Unreadable Art
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Typography Jewelry
Typography Jewelry
Trudee Hill Designs Let You Wear Your Words
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Superhero Alphabets
Superhero Alphabets
Fabian Gonzalez Uses Character Names to Recreate All 26 Letters
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Construction Site Characters
Construction Site Characters
Letter, Letter, Letter Imaginatively Builds the Alphabet
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Typography Rugs
Typography Rugs
John Pour Home
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Exotic Animal Fonts
Exotic Animal Fonts
Pogo's ‘We Are Animals' is a Strange Crossbreed
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Wall-Mounted Font Furniture
Wall-Mounted Font Furniture
Ufuk Keski's Flat Objects Typeshelf is Eco-Friendly and Funky
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Diminutive Dog Typography
Diminutive Dog Typography
This Pug Alphabet by the 'Bah Humpug' blog is Adorable and Funny
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Foggy Fonts
Foggy Fonts
The Facinating Sasha Prood Watercolor Typography Paintings
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Fashion Typography
Fashion Typography
Yvette Yang Creates Couture Alphabet
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Everyday Item Typography
Everyday Item Typography
Vladimir Koncar Turns the Ordinary Items into Epic Fonts
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Bones as 3D Typography
Bones as 3D Typography
"Hurry Up" Floating Text
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Fatal Fruit Alphabets
Fatal Fruit Alphabets
Philip Tseng Has Created an Alphabet from Killed Fruits
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Cloud and Sky Typography
Cloud and Sky Typography
Letters Inspired by Nature
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Typographical Tunics
Typographical Tunics
'"T" Shirts' by Masashi Kawamura are Typeface Trendy
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Earthy Bottle Branding
Earthy Bottle Branding
Alboredes Olive Oil Packaging References the Land that Bore it
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Tangible Typefaces
Tangible Typefaces
The Freedom of Creation 3D Font Brings Text Off the Page
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Artistically Abstract Alphabets
Artistically Abstract Alphabets
Getting Upper is an Awesome Typography Project
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Liquid Typography
Liquid Typography
Skyrill Animates an Alphabetic Experiment Titled 'Type Fluid'
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Scary Typography
Scary Typography
Monster & Alien Fonts From Anthony Petrie
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Extreme Typography
Extreme Typography
10 Funky Alphabets
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Inappropriate Fonts
Inappropriate Fonts
Write Your Next Letter Using the 'Effing Typeface'
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11
Architectural Typography
Architectural Typography
Chris Labrooy's Building-Inspired Characters
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10
Adorable Animal Alphabets
Adorable Animal Alphabets
This Mateusz Szulik Font is Full of Furry Friends Who Love to Spell
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9
Fantastic Fonts
Fantastic Fonts
Typography That Can Stand On Its Own As Art
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8
Pinched Flesh Alphabets
Pinched Flesh Alphabets
Twisted Typography from Arjan Benning
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Tasteful Typography Infographics
Tasteful Typography Infographics
The Comprehensive Type Guide Outlines the Rules of Typeface
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Naughty Fonts
Naughty Fonts
Luke Lucas Typography Gets Down and Dirty to Promote Safe Sex
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Anatomical Typography
Anatomical Typography
Fonts Made of Bones
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4
Dripping Chocolate Typography
Dripping Chocolate Typography
Handmade Font Creates Object-Inspired Fonts
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3
Epic Alien Alphabets
Epic Alien Alphabets
Joe Wight Renders Cartoon Star Wars Characters to Represent Letters
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2
Human Body Fonts
Human Body Fonts
Red Ked's Interactive ‘BodyType' Script Celebrates Intimacy
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69 Types of Typography
69 Types of Typography
Wordy Creations, from Beard Fonts to Typographic Jewlery
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