X Stories Poster
As part of The London Design Festival the British Library asked 26 Designers to collaborate with 26 writers. Each pair had to design a poster dedicated to one letter of the alphabet. An exhibition of all the posters was held at the British Library during the Festival.
Thomas Manss and Mike Reed's response to the letter X plays its tricks on many levels. From a distance it clearly reads as a three dimensional letter, yet, on closer examination the X appears to be the one element that is not there. Instead, the letter emerges from the spaces left over by ten stories about the alphabet's most infamous letter from Malcolm X to X-ray.