Birds + Font = Nishant Jethi’s Living Typography

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I love this.  Mumbai based designer Nishant Jethi addressed the declining House Sparrow populations by creating birdhouses in the shape of letters and numbers. A simple idea with beautiful results. Of the project she says, “hollow wooden 3D alphabets that could also act as a bird’s nest were created. Appropriate alphabets were sent to friends and family.

They could keep it outside their house as their nameplate or house number. This nameplate/House number also acted as nests for birds amidst concrete jungle of the city.”

I’m a proponent of functional art (a Capricorn..) and a bird nerd enthusiast so this project satisfies me to a large degree. The workmanship and design are pleasingly contemporary without feeling too “design-y”, if you know what I mean.

You can read her original blog entry on her site [link].

xo kb

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