“It began with the Q,” Lisa Rienermann tells Slanted. “I was in a kind of courtyard in Barcelona. I looked upward and saw houses, the blue sky and clouds. The more I looked, I saw that the houses formed a letter Q.”
Translated from Slanted’s original German: “She then set out to find more letter forms, spending weeks only looking upward.”
Rienermann, a student at the University of Duisburg-Essen, created the Type the Sky alphabet after sky-gazing from the narrow streets between the buildings of Barcelona. The collection is packaged as a type face and book.