Un Sedicesimo 63
"For this issue of Un Sedicesimo we collected fallen pine bark from the ground around a lonely pine in the
Swedish forest. The bark has then been constructed into a typeface. Some letters contain up to 4 flakes
while others already had the form of a letter when we found it.
This experiment is a way for us to invite nature into the design process, creating a clash between the digital
and the biological. A way of letting the otherwise quiet tree express some of its grooviness in the space of
this magazine. Shapes no one would ever have noticed if not picked up by us, and looked at by you.
Shapes that would have decomposed and disappeared in a year or two. Who could have known that a pine
tree wanted to write us novels? This is one lonely pine from Sweden talking to you."
Studio Trikken is a Swedish-based studio founded by John Schulisch and Johan Elmehag. John & Johan met during their BA in Graphic Design at MAU, Malmö. The studio was formed as a platform to take on projects that spark the duo’s passion and imagination. Trikken partners with artists, cultural institutions as well as private companies to pursue customized, progressive, and unexpected design solutions through visual arts and typography. Or just to have fun. However, self-initiated projects have a natural place in the duo’s practice, projects that often result in; concept-driven typography systems, small press, or community-based projects. An example of Studio Trikken’s self-initiated projects is the collaborative poster project Risokompis.