Written Landscape

Written words are omnipresent in our daily urban experience, creating a mass one does not pay attention anymore. I gathered all the words from five streets of Eindhoven, to understand how they create a more or less dense whole and what they communicate. Extracting these information from their urban environment allowed me to see beyond the hierarchy created by the dimension of the letters. This systematic translation made me discover tiny stories and an incredible amount of information I wouldn’t have known without looking for them. Brought together, the words create an absurd text but a revealing pile of sign. A color and size legend for the map allowed me to characterize words without using other words.