Project: Leptis Magnor

Client: Personal

Year: 2009

Location: Libya

Description: Photos of the ancient Roman City of Leptis Magnor, located about an hour east of Tripoli, Libya on the coast highway.

Trajan typeface

Trajan is the contemporary name given to ancient roman typefaces, it was very special for me to see this carved onto stone at Leptis Magnor as it shows where modern Latin letterforms have been developed from, Roman letterforms pre-date the addition of lowercase. The carvings are evidence of how western typography has changed and developed over the centuries, yet it is clearly legible to readers two millenia on.