Toynbee Idea

Toynbee Idea_exTOYNBEE IDEA was inspired by the mysterious Toynbee tiles phenomenon. Like the original tiles, these letters appears to have been cut out with a knife. You may have stepped over this strange crosswalk art and not realized the tiles have been a source of wonder for over 20 years. My photo of a weathered Philadelphia tile is at left; that’s the primary message of the tiles.

For more information including a possible explanation, you should watch the 2011 film, Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles.

My font suggests how the letters must have looked when first made. The above-mentioned film uses a completely different font, more suggestive of how the weathered letters appear.

Includes 2 versions of each uppercase, plus numbers, punctuation, and international characters.

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