Mylo Xyloto

Well I’m sure you’ve probably heard by now, but last month Coldplay’s highly anticipated 5th album Mylo Xyloto was released, and its very good! I’m not a huge Coldplay fan, but do like their stuff, so have a listen to the album if you haven’t already. Anyway, the music isn’t what this post is about, its about the album artwork, in particular the typeface. It was a custom font made specifically for the album, and thus has not been released, but I think its a really great piece of work. It is big, blocky and elegant at the same time, I really like the use of the outlines as well, it allows you to keep sight of the superb graffiti photography in the background.

Mylo Xyloto artwork

As you do when you see a great piece of type, I googled it, and as I mentioned before I couldnt find the actual typeface. Instead found a fan remake of it, although it hasn’t been fully completed yet, it is a great stab at it and he’s got pretty much all of the letters exactly the same. The font is aptly named Every Truetype is a Wisefont, after the recent Coldplay single, Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, released from the album. The font is available on DaFont, and its free so you may as well give it a download.

In honor of this great piece of work, I decided to re-make it, the differences are incredibly subtle, only a trained designers eye will notice the differences obviously and if you don’t notice them its ok, its not your fault.

Well Hello - M. Budden