René Mambembé's 'Helvetica Heroes' Give The Classic Font Unexpected Superpowers (PHOTOS)

08/10/2012 07:16 am ET

It's a bird... it's a plane... it's a typeface? While Helvetica is undoubtedly one of the most beloved of the sans-serif fonts, we don't often see it endowed superhero status. But René Mambembé has taken font fandom to the next level with his minimalist ode "Helvetica Heroes."

The collection depicts each letter of the alphabet immersed in the environment of a superhero or super villain. Mambembé takes his inspiration from comic books, movies, video games and WWE wrestling, including classics like Batman alongside unexpected choices like Ethan from "Mission Impossible." We love the unlikely pairing of the humble font with these bold protectors of mankind. See how many you can recognize in the slideshow below.

René Mambembé

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