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Seriously cool font created out of bacteria wins prize

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Jelte van Abbema won the Dutch Design Award’s Rado Prize last week, for his innovative font design. The judges fell in love with the font, which was actually printed in bacteria—E-Coli, to be exact.

Van Abbema created the font by stamping bacteria into the paper, and then incubating the paper in the right humidity and warmth, allowing the organisms to multiply and die. The results are incredible. Every letter is unique in shape and colour, and the letters appear alive.

This is seriously one of the coolest fonts around. Read more about van Abbema and his creation here.

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  • SECOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SECOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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