The Galapagos Typeface is based on the Galapagos Game invented by Felix Salut. It was used as a prop for his 2014 short film Shut Up I’m Counting of which the script turned book, published by Spector Books, was awarded the Walter Tiemann Prize the same year.
For the Galapagos Typeface, Felix Salut and Dinamo composed the same 9 modules into 7 alphabets of different styles: Rounded, Straight, Angular and their crossings Rounded-Straight, Straight-Angular, Rounded Angular and Rounded-Straight-Angular. The result is a total of 70 individual typefaces: each style comes in 5 weights, with Grid and No-Grid versions. Using Stylistic Sets, all characters can be moved up and down along the vertical grid.
Just as the Galapagos Islands are home to a vast number of unique species, the Galapagos Typeface encompasses a range of characters whose forms evolve from one another.
This release is accompanied by the launch of the App, which allows for a playful entrance into the modular Galapagos cosmos. Users can take pictures and compose layouts on top of them, switch between Galapagos’ type variations by hand or by shaking the phone before sharing the design on social media channels.
And more! Felix Salut is releasing a three-dimensional re-edition of the original Galapagos Game. It consists of 45 stones (100% Polyester, each 7,5cm x 7,5cm x 1,5 cm) featuring the 9 basic elements to be combined in numerous ways.
Galapagos Modular System: Felix Salut
Galapagos Typeface: Felix Salut + Dinamo
Technical Development: Gustavo Ferreira, Chi Long Trieu
Galapagos App: Felix Salut, Dinamo, Alessandro Saccoia