Superhero Caps

Superhero CapsGraphic designer Eddy Ymeri has taken his twin loves of typography and comic book superheroes and created something truly unique: Superhero Caps. Using Risograph digital printing, he’s crafted three-dimensional paper models (5 1/2-by-6-inches) that you build yourself from pieces you punch out from 11-by-17-inch, 80 lb. Cover sheets. Perhaps most impressive is the thought that Ymeri has clearly put into the choice of typeface he used for each “cap.” Take the one he used for X-Men’s “Archangel”:

“The Archangel, was constructed with the typeface Archer. This typeface was incorporated with the character not only because of its name but the characteristics of the typeface itself that match Archangel. Archer is designed to hit just the right notes of forthrightness, credibility, and charming — traits that Archangel embodies.”

Other comic book characters – all Marvel so far – include Captain America, The Punisher, The Incredible Hulk and Daredevil, 12 in all. Each character is limited to just 10 prints. Cost: $20 each.

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