Get Your Message Across With This Interactive Stone Alphabet

Caitlin Schneider /

If you’ve ever wanted to write something in stone but your carving abilities aren’t up to snuff, here’s an easy alternative.

Swiss artist André Quirinus Zurbriggen spent 10 years collecting stones that have on each of them a pattern that looks like a letter of the alphabet. (Both upper- and lower-case letters appear in the collection.) On Zurbriggen's website there is an interactive stone word processor so that anyone can write a message in this nature-made, human-curated font. You can even adjust font size, formatting, kerning, and background (if the stone-on-stone look is too much for you) to make the look just right.

Play around with the tool yourself here and check out a few project prints here.

[h/t: Bored Panda]