“I love Chicago and I love design. I decided it was about time to mash those two loves together, and the logos you see here are the result. Some of these logos are based on personal experiences and intimate knowledge of certain neighborhoods (such as Beverly, where I grew up), but in most cases these logos come from inspiration gleaned from various sources, including online research and conversations with current and past residents. I know branding a neighborhood is quite subjective. My experiences and knowledge are obviously different than those of someone else, especially a long-time resident, so let’s call this project “One designer’s take on Chicago.” My vision might not match yours, but I hope that we can agree that a neighborhood with a logo is better than a neighborhood without. ” Steve Shanabruch
Graphic designer Twan van Keulen cut the whole alphabet out of leaves to create a leaf typography. The project is an extended experiment which started with only the a, b and c. Every leaf was cut by hand and scanned at 1200 dpi with no further processing. The leaves were chosen per letter and cut precisely so the inner and outer form stayed intact, resulting in a natural living image font with bright colors of nature. The results will be soon available as a poster print, for more information check his facebook.