City font

City font


Tokyo’s landscape is made up of signs, we can say. The letters and characters we see while we walk in the city, is deeply embedded in our minds. We cut off the letters, and collect it. We turn the each city’s collected alphabet and Katakana into font for book and PC. The letters will be detached from the meanings of original store names etc, and becomes a form by itself. When we read the book, even if the letter is taken from the city we went, sometimes there are letters from which we can’t remember the store name. When we walk the city inside our memory, and when we try to remember where the letter was, we remember the environment such as smell and sound that are attached to the letter. The city turns into pieces, and meanings are bleached, thus we can simulate the experience of the city itself.


mi-ri meter (Akiko Miyaguchi & Hidenori Kasagi)

Location: Tokyo. Japan 2008