When Adele and Sam Smith break into the cool world of Saigon typography


When Adele and Sam Smith break into the cool world of Saigon typography

They say art is everywhere. This artist/fanboy has proved it.

Saigon streets have always been a paradise of cool typographies.

Maxk Nguyen, a Ho Chi Minh City-based artist, saw a cool sign one day at a cheap sidewalk eatery selling various types of boiled eggs, including the embryo balut (which is not for the faint of heart).

“And I played a good 30 minutes with this cool font,” he said, noting that the vendor designed the original sign herself.

“If the lady had had a chance to learn Photoshop, she must have been a master in our typography world,” Nguyen said.

Check the results below to see what would happen when an artist gives a superstar treatment to the Saigon font. (Or giving superstars a Saigon street treatment?)

And the results are amazing!


Photos courtesy of Maxk Nguyen


Rhi Rhi looks sassy as always


Wonder what Big Bang’s G-Dragon would think of the new crown.


A new album cover for Pharrell?


Miley Cyrus and her famous pose


The queen of pop is royal.


Sam Smith seems a bit more moody than usual.


CL, a K-pop star, should seriously think about this design?

So far the series has been a hit on Facebook.

Fun fact: Nguyen said he did buy a lot of eggs from the lady.

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