Urban Alphabets


Have you noticed all the letters around you? Would you like to create messages with a typography from your home town or a city you are visiting?

Urban Alphabets is an application that lets users use their smartphones to capture letters in their environments and reuse the typographical elements to write their own messages. It is a project realized by the Helsinki-based artist and designer Suse Miessner.

The messages written using the Urban Alphabets App can be sent to friends using social networks. This project raises interest in the everyday surroundings and encourages playful social communications.

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Reading Kamppi


The urban mediascape is made of words, images – and code that binds it together. Reading Kamppi is a series of experimental small pieces, where artists interpret messages from the Kamppi area, by doing word and image searches online and on the streets. Read more…

Artvertiser Helsinki


The “improved reality” project Artvertiser by Julian Oliver and Damian Stewart replaces billboard advertising with art – virtually. In the Artvertiser Helsinki workshop, May 4-6, 2011, artists and designers reworked urban visuals and shared the results with citizens on an urban walk. Read more…