Out Of My Hands DC

For the second night of AIGA DC Design Week 2012, participants joined workshop leaders Helen Armstrong and Zvezdana Stojmirovic to co-create a unique “DC” alphabet. The cool offices of Polygraph, a vibrant design studio tucked away in an alley behind the Capitol Building, provided the perfect setting. Working assembly-line style, each person filled up letter outlines with content in five minute intervals, while Helen and Zvezdana shared the latest examples from the field and essential tips for starting participatory projects.

See and share the finished letterforms below. Scroll down to access vector versions. The DC alphabet is licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License. In other words, you may use these letterforms for non-commercial purposes as long as you attribute the creators.

Vector Files:
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OOMH DC by Helen Armstrong; Zvezdana Stojmirovic is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://participatorydesign.net/?page_id=1734.


Scott Ahn
Catlin Barry
Rick Bloom
Travis Boatright
Adey Chaplin
Liz Chmela
Andrew Curtis
Desmond Jackson
Karl Kaufmann
Patti Look
Marzia Motta
Genji Sampson
Kerri Sarembock
Carolyn Sewell
Eli VanAlsburg
Christine Vi
Paul Weber
Jue Yang
Bryant Yee
Special thanks to all our DC participants!