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Frank, Ettore and Toyo by Chris Labrooy

Graphic artist Chris Labrooy has designed a series of type faces based on the work of famous architects and designers.

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The designs are inspired by the work of some of Labrooy's design heroes: Frank Gehry (top), Ettore Sottsass (above) and Toyo Ito (below).

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Here's some text from Labrooy:

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ETTORE: Letter forms inspired by sottsass's early 80's furniture.

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This period in history wasn't particularly beautiful, but was very colourful with shit loads of attitude.

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This work is an attempt to revisit the past, get inspired, and share with people new and interesting interpretations on familiar historical works.

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FRANK: The Frank image was fun to make because he has a rich and diverse vocabulary.

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I was spoilt for choice when developing each of the letters but i settled for those which made for the best composition.

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They include : Guggenheim Bilboa / Aerospace museum / Ghery house / experience music project / dancing house prague.

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TOYO: The TOYO piece aimed to be simple and complex at the same time.

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I love the combination of simple forms and inricate perforations. These letters are based on : TOD's omotesando / Tower of winds / Taichung opera house / Mikimoto department store.