A font that snoops your texts and notifies you of potential government surveillance

Project Seen / Notmytype Foundry

“Seen” is a project that deals with interception and filtering of our communications by the NSA, GCHQ and other security agencies. It is a typeface with a preloaded set of trigger words these agencies target when scanning through our online communications. The typeface can be installed and used as any other font, but once any of the trigger words is written, the font immediately crosses it out. This way it automatically highlights and points out the content prone to secret surveillance. In a broader way, the project explores linguistic systems through the analysis of everyday words and investigates the connection between language, data and surveillance.

concept, research, type design, surveillance, graphic design, web

How can we empower local product designers to start selling online?

Next project > Tilen Sepič

Tilen Sepič is a very talented product designer. He made a beautiful lamp that now sells in shops across Europe. The problem is that he has to do material sourcing, production, order fulfillment and marketing all by himself. He has his own webpage and would like to sell his products there. This problem is common to a whole new generation of great designers. What can we do about it? What are the solutions? First, the use of existing e-commerce platforms doesn't suit all his needs. Second, without the high volume traffic, product landing pages slowly fade into forgotten realms of the internet. This made us look for a sustainable solution that would give his and many other businesses the flexibility they need. We started building a tool Fatsell, a tool for collecting pre-orders and selling online. It integrates a seamless checkout experience with supreme order management. During the process we learned that if the checkout can be embedded in every website, various blogs or other affiliates could sell directly from their page. So, together with [Sepič](http://sepic.cc/), we wrote down communication strategy for his lamp, created a custom landing page, embedded Fatsell and created social media campaign that made him noticable. Our goal is that everyone will be able to use these great tools. More info about Fatsell [here](https://fatsell.com/).