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Kama Sutra typeface is “stunning and inclusive” says commenter

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Letter M from Malika Favre's Kama Sutra typeface

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing the Kama Sutra A-Z coffee table book and sharing their views on other top stories.

French illustrator Malika Favre has drawn letters of the alphabet using naked bodies intertwined in various sex positions for a new Kama Sutra book.

The letters are drawn in Favre’s characteristic, minimal style and are paired with an erotic verse or text from the likes of William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.

“This is beautiful”

Readers are delighted by the typeface. “This is beautiful!” said Mister Moog.

“This is the first time I’ve looked at Dezeen and become erect,” added Sizza.

“I think this is absolutely stunning,” agreed Rd. “I would say the book is eloquently graphical. Beautiful drawings and animations, a lovely inclusive sentiment and very tasteful, sexy explicitness.”

“Superb,” concluded Think.

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Rochester Way housing in Greenwich by Peter Barber Architects 
Peter Barber Architects creates five terraces of affordable homes in Greenwich

“Affordable to whom exactly?” asks commenter

Readers are divided over a development in London, which Peter Barber Architects has created for the Greenwich-council owned developer Meridian Home Start. The 29 homes will be available to those working locally at discounted rents.

“‘Affordable’ to whom exactly?” asked a sceptical Alfred Hitchcock.

Boreal was also unsure: “Too much hardscape and very little green space.”

“Great stuff!” said BWC on the other hand. “Too bad we can’t have more buildings like this on the other side of the Atlantic.”

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Cycling Through The Trees in Limburg by BuroLandschap and De Gregorio & Partners
Raised circular cycling path gives 360-degree views of Belgian forest

“This is the future” says reader

Commenters are intrigued by a raised, circular track in the province of Limburg, which Belgian studios BuroLandschap and De Gregorio & Partners have created as part of a cycling network.

“This is the future,” said Rosemen Magentis. “But it needs to be way more expansive. I would make the loop an ‘infinity’ design so that you could incorporate some long straight stretches.”

Marc Godts agreed: “Nice work – wouldn’t have been possible without the thorough work of engineers.”

“Reminds me of a zoo,” finished Apsco Radiales. “‘Come see the animals.’ This time though, you can come and and see the trees as you cycle around them.”

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In God We Trust flag for Mississippi
Mississippi votes to officially adopt In God We Trust flag

“Why do they have to bring a God into this?” asks commenter

A new flag has been designed for Mississippi after its people voted to replace the state’s official flag, which incorporated the Confederate battle emblem. The new flag is called In God We Trust, baffling some readers.

“The design is quite nice,” said Michael Knappitsch. “But why do they have to bring a God into this?”

“Atheists must be very lonely in Mississippi,” replied Blue Wren.

“E Pluribus Unum was clearly the superior motto,” concluded Mr G. “This will not pass the test of time, once again.”

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