A Heavyweight For Illiteracy March 17, 2014 – Posted in: Alphabets, Reading / Literacy – Tags: Boxing, Typography
Wladimir Klitschko is the World Heavyweight Champion. He currently holds 4 different championship belts and is pretty much considered the undisputed king of the ring.
His latest fight might be his toughest yet – illiteracy; the global scourge that effects over 250 million children who do not have access to education.
The project is called Klitschko vs. Illiteracy and it is the brainchild of the Klitschko Brothers Foundation in cooperation with the German charity organization BILD hilft e.V. Ein Herz für Kinder.
For the project Klitschko dipped his gloved hands in blue paint and punched the 26 letters of the alphabet individually on canvas. Why blue? Because “blue is the ink of writing” says Klitschko.
All of the letters will be auctioned off and the folks at Monotype have created a free digital font based on the fist-painted alphabet.
Let’s hope he knocks this one out too!