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Paper Chain Type

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Typography made in cut paper, folded and photographed is the "Paper Chain Type" as strings of paper dolls we did as a child. This typeface was created for the Getxophoto 2010 festival which main theme was "leisure".
  • Client description: GETXOPHOTO is a festival dedicated to photography that takes place in Getxo (Basque Country) and supports the exploration of formats, stands and unconventional exhibition spaces to show the different images.
    Brief: The festival Getxophoto on the 2010 edition has for theme “In praise of leisure”, and it is about the moment dedicated to self-realization. The typography plays a big role on the design, expressing the theme concept. We have to create a typeface that represents the leisure in a bold and simple way so we can apply it to the sign system and communication pieces.
    Approach and solution: The typography was created from cut paper and folded like the paper doll chain we used to do as kids. The sign system is based on the typography we called “Paper Chain Type”. The type is based on the Helvetica.

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