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Leer te da vidas extra

Contributed by Two Points on Dec 16th, 2018. Artwork published in
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    Leer te da vidas extra 1
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    TwoPoints.Net (TPN) was in charge of designing the visual identity and campaign for the 2017–2020 Reading Promotion Plan initiated by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

    Before developing the visual concept TPN had an intense debate about how they should approach the project. They asked themselves “What do books look like today?”, “How do we read nowadays?”, “Who reads and who does not?” and “With which devices do they read?”. It was key to take the diverse target groups with their divers usage of devices in account to be able to address the ones who do not read.

    In this sense, TPN’s strategic contribution was:
    1) Relate reading to something fun and
    2) Connect with a broad range of very different target groups.

    To achieve these goals, TPN conceptually relied on a Spanish saying, that reading is living other lives. Taking advantage of this popular knowledge, TwoPoints.Net created the concept and claim: “Leer te da vidas extra.” (Reading gives you extra lives).

    The visual concept was based on the association with games, which are fun and easy, as reading is considered boring and exhausting by the ones who do not read. At the same time the reference to computer games built a bridge to the electronic devices on which we read nowadays.

    Client: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain
    Year: 2017–2020

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    2 Comments on “Leer te da vidas extra”

    1. Blythwood says:
      Jan 1st, 2019  6:45 am

      Quite a rare thing to see Times used with text figures, oddly. The Windows system version has them but not either of the versions installed with macOS. (I really prefer the stressed 0 used here to the MT Pro version’s stressless one, even though it is less distinguishable. Guessing this is the LT Pro release? )

    2. Jan 8th, 2019  12:57 am

      Blythwood, I agree with you on stressless zeroes! Ban them! (Although the one in MT Times New Roman Pro does have a bit of contrast, so it’s not so distracting.)

      The other oddity here is that Two Points chose tabular oldstyle figures, not proportional. That poor ‘1’ is so lonely.

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