The Game, invented by Felix Salut, is the starting point of the Galapagos Typeface and Galapagos App. The Galapagos Game was first used as a prop for Felix Salut’s 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.
‘Shut Up I’m Counting!’ by Felix Salut
Galapagos Game Design by Felix Salut
Game Production by Werkplaats Vincent De Rijk
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.
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.
Galapagos Typeface designed by Felix Salut & Dinamo
Technical Development by Gustavo Ferreira, Chi Long Trieu
To accompany typeface and game, we developed the “Galapagos App” as a collaboration between us and Alessandro Saccoia. It allows a playful entrance into the manifold Galapagos cosmos. Users can take pictures and compose layouts, switch between Galapagos’ type variations by hand or by shaking the phone, and share the design on social media channels afterwards.
App designed by Dinamo & Felix Salut
Development by Alessandro Saccoia