Marianne Beck creates a typeface out of neatly overlapped scraps

Date
6 May 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

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, 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, X

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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