Typography for Criminal Organizations - Jessica Solitrin
I came across this super interesting article this morning entitled Typography for Criminal Organizations. The article is really short and reads:
the neweist weapon of criminal syndicates? Typography. William Slocombe and Sam Brogan, students at the London College of Communication, have created a font especially for use by clandestine criminal organizations like the mafia, one that could sneak by unnoticed when spray-painted on buildings but easily translated by members on the know with a smartphone.
“We wanted to create an app for the iPhone in which the criminal could hold up the negative type picture and could overlap it with a legible message on the screen,” Slocombe explains on his site. The result? As Complex Magazine puts it, “cryptograms of the highest caliber.”
Head over to their websitefor a glimpse at what secret codes could look when robots rule the post-apocalyptic wasteland of earth.