The making of a font is a structural process, using many grids and graphs to balance the various elements of the letter’s formation. Little Factory, based in Hong-Kong, create scarves, placemats and coasters, all inspired by typefaces. The latest collection consists of the Helvetica typeface which represents the merging of old and new. One of the country’s most popular methods of folk art is paper cutting, and this combined with modern type design joins the two eras together. The patterns, which are available in uppercase, lowercase, and numerals, are laser cut into microfibre suede material. Little Factory’s second series, letter-based coasters and number placemats, come in sets of 4 and allow the diner a typographic identity, with a single letter floating off each piece.