How Two Designers Maintained a Long-Distance Relationship Through Typography

  • 2019-02-14
  • Digital Arts

You’re a New Zealand designer living in New York. You meet another designer from Brazil. You have four magical months together, and then he has to leave to Brazil for a year. What do you do?

Kate and Nei took photos of letters they spotted on the streets and on signs while out and about in New York and São Paulo. They printed the photographs onto postcards and sent them back and forth to each other in alphabetical order.

From Atlantic Avenue station on the way to see the Brooklyn Nets play at Barclays Centre, to a protest sign against the rise of public transport in São Paulo, the project reflects what happened in two very different cities for both designers.