This “heavy” and gorgeous modular typeface is the work David McGillivray who designed and photographed the whole alphabet using only 7 shapes for a total of 14 blocks of concrete.
McGillivray says: “Inspired by the Brutalist architecture of London, the Hayward gallery in particular, this is an exploration of typography and architecture; a non commercial project where I endeavoured to merge the two worlds with a pre fab style kit of conrete shapes that come together to make a concrete typeface. The whole alphabet can be created using 7 shapes, which I cast into 14 blocks of concrete in total. Nothing has been added to the images; it’s all real concrete.”


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Davide was born and raised in the tiny Piemonte town of Biella, world-famous for its textiles and the hometown of Michaelangelo Pistoletto. A life-long passion for design and innovation led Davide to New York City, where he lives with his family. He created Gessato in 2006, and he's been pioneering new communication tools and techniques ever since.