Topography Typography by Siyu

Lakeside is a beautiful typeface inspired by the lines of maps and topography. Each letter in this font looks like a mini map in itself, using the gradient lines and positions of green mountains and blue lakes to form.


Lakeside Typeface by Siyu Cao
Looks like a map, but…
Lakeside Typeface - Alphabets
is actually all the alphabets rendered in topography form – So pretty!


I particularly love how the whole series comes to life in the 3D version as compared to the flat version! It makes me think of places likes New Zealand and long for snow-capped mountains and crystal lakes.


Lakeside Typography - 2D to 3D
2D to 3D – see how the letter really pops
Lakeside Typography - Relax
If you don’t look too hard, it looks like a diorama
Lakeside Typography - Close up
Close-up of 3D alphabets

This typeface was designed by graphic design student Siyu Cao, who is a passionate traveller herself and besides being inspired by nature, loves cultures and people with fascinating stories too. See more of her great works here.

All pictures used with permission of Siyu Cao.


p/s: If you like pretty items inspired by natural forms, why not check out the Geografia items in The Occasional Traveller Shop – the Altitude Memo Pads and Rice Terrace notebooks would make the loveliest gift!

Geografia Altitude Memo Pads
Geografia Altitude Memo Pads
Geografia Rice Terrace Notebooks
Geografia Rice Terrace Notebooks


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