URBEX: a tribute to urban decay

URBEX is a display font based on Helvetica Black. Its name is derived from the abbreviation of “urban exploration”, the practice of adventuring through decayed and abandoned buildings. This era has seen the rise and fall of several great cities. Detroit once boomed with industry but is now a relative ghost town, filled with formerly-opulent structures abandoned to slowly succumb to entropy. Helvetica is known for its ubiquity in the signage of urban landscapes. This typeface was created with multiple layers of texture using architectural elements such as plaster, metal, brick, wallpaper, and tile. Each layer was destroyed to mimic the effects of time and neglect.

URBEX is a display font based on Helvetica Black. Its name is derived from the abbreviation of “urban exploration,” the practice of adventuring through decayed and abandoned buildings.

This era has seen the rise and fall of several great cities. Detroit once boomed with industry but is now a relative ghost town, filled with formerly-opulent structures abandoned to slowly succumb to entropy.

Helvetica is known for its ubiquity in the signage of urban landscapes. This typeface was created with multiple layers of texture using architectural elements such as plaster, metal, brick, wallpaper, and tile. Each layer was destroyed to mimic the effects of time and neglect.
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