Publicaciones Semana Print, Case study Help Font [eng] by Sístole

Help Font [eng]

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Industry Magazines, Public awareness
Media Print, Magazine & Newspaper, Case study
Market Colombia
Agency Sístole
Creative Director Freddy Méndez
Art Director Alexánder Argüello
Released December 2016

Credits & Description

Original Title: Letras De Apoyo
Client: Publicaciones Semana
Product: Revista Semana
Advertising Agency: Sistole, Bogotá, Colombia
General Creative Director: Freddy Méndez
Creative Director: Freddy Méndez
Editor: Nicolás Cortés, Freddy Méndez
Art Director: Alexánder Argüello
Typographer: Nicolás Silva
Account Director: Sandra Echeverry, José David Mendoza
Planner: José David Mendoza
Animation:: Andrés Azuero
With 11.400 victims and 52 million square meters of its territory sown with landmines, Colombia is the second worst affected country by these devices, behind Afghanistan. After 20 years of struggle, this problem has never received the government and the media’s attention it deserves, making most Colombian’s unaware of the gravity of the situation.
Semana, the country’s most read magazine, decided to use the power of letters to inspire a change. We created Help Font, a typeface where we “mutilated” letters to give them back their readability by using parts of others as prosthetic limbs. The typeface was launched in a special issue with stories, maps, statistics, broad editorial content about landmines. Headlines and even our logo was written using Help Font.