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Type clothes In Alphabetical Order, 2004

  • Research project with the Ping Pong collective
  • Collaboration with Andrea Roca, Marco Walser, Isabel Truniger
  • Various techniques and materials

In Alphabetical Order comprises of a collection of 26 wearable ‘type-clothes’, designed along the formal principles of the typeface Helvetica Bold. Each garment is defined and materialized in its own way, according to the shape of the letter it is based on. Laid flat the clothes retrace the well-known typeface but slightly irregularly and with some functional embellishments. When they are worn, the human body deforms the shapes and creates a new version – or ‘cut’ – of Helvetica Bold.

Photography by Isabel Truniger