In Graphickers (GK208), Hajime Tachibana plays a clever melody on the keyboard of typography, using printed, stretched, coiled and distorted fonts as visual elements in the design. The strap is clear plastic, so that the type and words—“Swatch Graphickers”—pop against whatever background is placed behind the watch. The white dial is inked with an intricate, tangled design of black lines that almost look like traces of some object’s trajectory, a record of movement. Lines that curve and twist suggest shell-like, architecturally structured forms. The b&w palette is perfect for this minimalist designer, whose urbane tastes define his point of view.
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