Crafty Art: Anna Garforth's unorthodox alphabets
London-based typographer and designer Anna Garforth loves to use unorthodox materials to craft her memorable alphabets and installations - watch out for her work in the development zone around King's Cross station.
East-London based artist Anna Garforth has been making the world of type a greener place since busting out of Central St. Martins in 2007. Inspired by the pioneering alphabets of legendary design guru Stefan Sagmeister, Anna is best known for her work using materials like leaves, branches, and moss. After all, the lady is currently 'breathing spores' working on a massive installation in the King's Cross regeneration zone. She loves the green stuff.
And so, you ask, out of all the works by this green-thumbed young typographer I could have chosen to highlight - why am I going with a massive, beautifully shaped collection of biscuits? Well, this way you can have your cake and eat it too - you get a little taste of Anna's work, with so much more to discover on your own.
Check out Anna's website and follow her on Twitter (she's @annagarforth)- and while you're at it, delve into her Tumblr. But be careful - you might get sucked in. I certainly did!
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