Superheroes and Their Typographic Counterparts

After enduring the SATs, we weren’t too fond of analogies in any form. Thankfully, artist Matthew Olin has all but erased our negative connotations with the semantic riddle. Olin, whose work we spotted on Design Taxi, uses analogies to make connections between famous fonts and even more famous superheroes. “The most distinguishing factor of any font is its characters,” Olin says of his typographic classifications. “Hidden beneath these characters, each typeface also has character — its own unique characteristics.” See a selection of Olin’s superhero-and-font pairings after the jump, and be sure to check out more of his thoughtful, analogical work here.


Image credit: Matthew Olin


Image credit: Matthew Olin


Image credit: Matthew Olin


Image credit: Matthew Olin


Image credit: Matthew Olin


Image credit: Matthew Olin