Interactive Site Shows You 13 Miles of Typography on Broadway, from A to Z

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Hopes&Fears is an online publication that covers arts and culture through design, typography and other visually-oriented medium.

In a recent article titled [13 miles of typography on Broadway, from A to Z], the site created an interactive typographic sliding image for each letter in the alphabet, pulling a fontface directly off the walls of buildings on Broadway.

Broadway is easily America’s most famous thoroughfare. Starting in lower Manhattan at Bowling Green and running the entire length of the island, it strings together some nine to fifteen neighborhoods—depending on who you ask—before bleeding over into the Bronx, serving as a cross-sectional study of the City’s diversity in ethnicity, utility and design. As the Main Street of Manhattan, Broadway exhibits a catalogue of lettering—from neon lights to mom-and-pop shop signs, from theater marquees to building names.

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