Yemen-based graphic designer Mohamed Al-Jaadaby builds iconic monuments using only letters. In his ongoing series, he hides the names of some of the world’s most iconic cities inside of major landmarks.
To achieve such effect, Al-Jaadaby manipulates each individual character to fit the architecture associated with the metropolis. For example, to mimic the famous ancient Greek temple Parthenon, he use letters to imitate the columns of the temple.
Although the letters are manipulated dramatically, it does not long for viewers to make out the name that disguised in the structure. Al-Jaadaby manages to integrate the characters elegantly into each design. Moreover he cleverly uses a photograph of the real-life inspiration as the background of the illustration.
Here are some of designs from this series. And you can find more from Al-Jaadaby’s Instagram page.