Discover the alphabet from a bird's-eye view!
Geographer and designer duo Benedikt Gross and Joey Lee have taken the alphabet to new heights—literally! Using satellite imagery and computer technology, the pair has discovered "accidental letters" all over the world: in roads, rivers, buildings, lakes, and more. Take a journey around the Earth in 26 letters with this special book.
Benedikt Groß is a speculative and computational designer. He has a MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art, is co-author of one of the top-selling books on computation design, Generative Design, and has exhibited and published his work widely. Benedikt balances his time working on commercial- and self-initiated research projects, teaching as a professor of interaction design, and raising a family.
Joey Lee is an experimental geographer and media artist from San Francisco working with maps and data. He has a BA from the University of California-Los Angeles, a MSc from the University of British Columbia, and has worked as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joey spends his time "learning through making" in his practice as a researcher, educator, and technologist.