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Little Factory Creates Typographic Textiles

July 26, 2013

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 typeface

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.

a detail of the letter coaster

A detail of the personalised letter coaster

set of serif letter coasters are distinguished by a,b,c,d tags

Set of Serif letter coasters are distinguished by A,B,C,D tags

 

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The typographic scarf

a detail of the numeral scarf

Detail of the numerical scarf

 

helvetica scarves come in a variety of color options

Helvetica scarves come in a range of color options

numeral placemat

Numerical placemat

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