Elegant Spine Type by Bjorn Johansson

I used to work as a receptionist at a chiropracter’s office. I was in it for the swag: spine keychains (used for assembling an elaborate multi-tiered choker necklace), spine lamps (OK, ours weren’t as cool as the Mark Beam version), and one incredible metallic spine chair that looked like it belonged at a Giger bar… which I coveted, but never got to own. Discovering Bjorn Johansson’s lovely spine-inspired letters on the beautiful I Love Typography blog this morning took me back to those glory days.

It’s not a full font, just the designer’s experiment for creating type. Like my Becher font experiment, only a few letters exist. It wonderful to one day see them all. It would look nice paired with Value Pack, don’t you think?

8 Responses to “Elegant Spine Type by Bjorn Johansson”

  1. Sera Noise Says:

    Beautiful ~
    I too would love to see a complete set of spine letters some day.
    Enchanting, rather fascinating.
    Stunning, but elegant. Very inspiring indeed.
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Pelianth Says:

    Oh…those are gorgeous.

  3. Alice Says:

    Took my breath away…

    The faintly yellowing paper really adds something to these designs, as well!

  4. lucylle Says:

    Wonderful type… it looks more like something from a 1800 anatomical illustrator scrapbook rather than a current-day design!

    Off topic: I have the same spine keyring (and a pelvis one, hehehe), bought from a medical supply bookstore in Wien… always good for a laugh when I whip them out in public :-D

  5. Vespers Says:

    Hah! They sell those spine keychains at the Chinese Health Store downtown here in Auckland, I got one for my girl not too long ago. They’re pretty awesome, and make people do a serious double-take.

    Also, the letters are wicked. I like bones; I might do something similar myself sometime.

  6. paul blume Says:

    ooooooh, ideas these are giving me!

  7. Vivacious G Says:

    So delicate and exquisite. *love*

  8. Paucast Says:

    Increible diseño de la tipografía, una delicadeza!