A typeface of trees

A typeface of trees

Have you ever read a forest as though it were a short story? Have you looked at a tree as though they were a letter of the alphabet, full with meaning and ready to share its secrets?

The book About Trees by Katie Holten makes such a tree-based communication possible with a hand-drawn tree typeface. Now in its second printing, the book pairs text that is written about trees alongside a translation in her Trees typeface.

“Each text becomes its own forest,” said the artist in an interview. She continues, “With short texts it’s possible to see/read each individual tree/letter in the Trees translation, but with the longer texts the trees crowd together forming dense forests of encoded meaning.”

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