Believe or not, but we live in the age of mass typography. The digital revolution has changed to ancient art of designing typefaces from a specialist niche to a hobby for the masses. It’s hard to say how many fonts are published every year online but it’s most likely more than in the 400 years before combined. And maybe we need them. It’s no secret that we also publish much more content than ever before.
Along with this boom in digital typography seems to come a new interest in exploring letterforms away from computer screens. Toothpicks, maps, bears, eggs – there seems to be nothing that designers can not turn into a some sort of typeface. So take a look at some of the more interesting examples of object typography and stare in awe at the wonder of human creativity. (Hover over the image for more information.)