Typography enthusiasts know that sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than an elegant and expressive typeface. There is a science behind composing and arranging type, but often it is used for pure artistic expression. After spotting a unique typographic sculpture on Colossal that doubles as a bus shelter (featured below), we searched for other font-friendly installations that appeal to our inner typography nerd and explore our interaction with text (and art) in various environments.
There’s no mistaking where residents should wait for the bus in this Baltimore neighborhood. BUS is part of the arts initiative TRANSIT, which fosters “creative placemaking with Europe in Baltimore.” Featuring letters stretching 14 feet into the air and seven feet across, BUS offers a playful alternative to the dreary urban depot.