Invented in the late 1800s, Braille is the adaptive reading and writing system for any language. Combinations of embossed dots allow the transcription of every letter of the alphabet, punctuation, and even mathematics and music by the sense of touch. It’s an essential alphabet and way of communicating for blind people who can’t read classic printed material.
This system is still the most efficient and quickest alternative to basic alphabet reading and writing. The front visual pays homage to this innovative communication system, by twisting its quintessential characteristics: we printed “rien à signaler” in Braille on the fabric, erasing its embossed design and making it only readable to the eye.
The visual on the back was inspired by American artist Lorna Simpson’s 1991 Five Day Forecast. Simpson’s works commonly mixes photography and text. We focused on the placards describing communication failures. We added serif to the font and reorganised the order of the words in a way that illustrates the successive stages of a deficient information transmission.
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