For the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m having Fun with Fonts. Each day I’ll feature a few I like based on either the look of the font or its name. I’ll also pick a font to inspire one of my tweet tales.
I think the Letter Buildings font fascinates me more than any of the other fonts I’ve featured so far. When I first looked at it, I couldn’t figure out what it was – it just looked like a jumble of 3D shapes to me. Then my eyes did that little pop of adjustment and I could see the letters. It’s like those optical illusions of two faces or a vase and old lady or young woman, where you kind of have to flip a switch to see it one way or the other. Even now, knowing what I’m looking for, it still sometimes looks like random shapes when I look at it, and I have to rein in my eyes to see the letters. I think it's easier to 'see' the letters when it's smaller, so click here for the larger version to get a better feel of the illusion. I can’t imagine using it for anything, but it certainly is a neat and impressive design.