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In Pieces website

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jun 4th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    In Pieces website 1
    Source: http://species-in-pieces.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    In Pieces is an exhibition of 30 endangered animal species, each made of 30 polygons created via the “clip-path” CSS property.

    The sole font used for the website is Bloc, ParaType’s version of Hermann Hoffmann’s Block from the early 1900s. Block is a soft but substantial display face with compact dimensions and an organic appearance. It’s a good stylistic fit for this project, but I think it doesn’t serve the longer text passages very well. Designer Bryan James improves readability by adding plenty of letter-spacing, but Block’s heavy weight and condensed width just isn’t meant for body copy. I would consider paring it with FB Hermes, also based on type by Hoffmann, and better suited for text.

    In Pieces website 2
    Source: http://species-in-pieces.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    In Pieces website 3
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    In Pieces website 4
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    In Pieces website 5
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    In Pieces website 6
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    In Pieces website 7
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    In an article on Smashing Magazine, James describes how he achieved the textured/weathered effect applied to the type via CSS.
    Source: http://species-in-pieces.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    In an article on Smashing Magazine, James describes how he achieved the textured/weathered effect applied to the type via CSS.

    In Pieces website 9
    Source: http://species-in-pieces.com License: All Rights Reserved.

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    1 Comment on “In Pieces website”

    1. Blythwood says:
      Dec 30th, 2016  2:42 am

      Regardless of the wisdom of it, there’s something very punk rock about doing an entire website in Block – the condensed weight, no less! I’m surprised he didn’t commit to not using the letter 'e’ too while he was at it. Wow.

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