This is the upper part of a mural I spotted on Rue St. Denis while in Montreal recently. A cloud of glyphs pulsates with life.

There’s a playful Pac-Man-like quality to the forms and not all of them seem to be letters. Some are more like strange creatures.

The design teases us with the possibility of meaning, but I doubt it’s intended to make much sense. Can you discover a message here?


4 Responses to “Glyphs”

  1. Henry Says:

    Fascinating design! Some appear as letters and others like birds. Thanks for sharing.

  2. torontotype Says:

    My pleasure! Thanks for your comment, Henry. You’re right, there seem to be some birds in the mix. A lot of beaks happening.


  3. Andy Says:

    It looks like our world being put upside down :) the black part on top are the concrete jungle, the lower part are the Sun, cloud, sky… I like the sunbeam, white birds and the colour layers

  4. torontotype Says:

    Hi Andy, thanks for your comment. Yes, it’s like a city in the air, isn’t it? Now I am thinking of the movie Howl’s Moving Castle.

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