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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, A, B, C

Work / Graphic Design

Marianne Beck creates a typeface out of neatly overlapped scraps

When presented with a stray piece of paper my reflex is unfailingly to attempt an origami vagina (surprisingly difficult) so I feel that Marianne Beck’s recent undertaking is especially admirable. The Danish-born, Paris-based designer was able to create an entire typeface out of neatly overlapped paper using a few scraps and some clever folds, in an uncommonly cohesive and well executed series.

Perhaps even more surprising is the fact that this project has been relegated to a sweet site called Serendipity Graphic World, which is described as “a place for self-initiated projects, happy accidents, unexpected discoveries, projects of pure decoration, forgotten or rejected sketches or work in process.” It’s a treasure trove, and we’re very happy to have stumbled across it.

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, GIF

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, A

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, B

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, C

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, F

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, G

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, I

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, O

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, Q

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, W

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Marianne Beck: Paper ABC, X