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Typefaces of Many Languages | by Seattle Daily Photo
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Typefaces of Many Languages

This is the flooring at the front desk of the Seattle Central Library. It was designed by an artist who thought to use an enlarged typeface motif (typeface has the letters reversed for printing) to somehow emboss or carve the wood (I really don't know the process of how the raised lettering was achieved, and I'm sure a Google search will quickly turn up an answer if you are interested. When I posted this image to my blog, Seattle Daily Photo in 2006, I included the information there, so you can check the archives for "Peace in Any Language." This was shot in summer natural light coming in from south facing windows, and looking to the right at a southeasterly angle.

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Taken on July 7, 2006