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Tian’anmen inspired roof typeface

Posted by rod - 01.03.2013

Tian’anmen inspired roof typeface designed by Dan Cheng Tian’anmen inspired roof typeface designed by Dan Cheng Tian’anmen inspired roof typeface designed by Dan Cheng Tian’anmen inspired roof typeface designed by Dan Cheng Tian’anmen inspired roof typeface designed by Dan Cheng

The roof of the Tian’anmen inspired visual designer Dan Cheng to create a typeface with concealed subversive potential. The typeface is based on the roof tiles of Tian’anmen itself. Then Dan created a short text which then returned to the original building, proposing it as a public art work. Appearing like an unobtrusive patterning of the roof, on closer inspection the audience discover it to be revealing sensitive information: In China, because of unregulated construction some historic buildings have been replaced with inferior replicas.

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