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Lapita Typeface, inspired by Papua New Guinea's ancient tribes.
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Lapita typeface is strongly inspired by
the first nomad pacific tribes
of the Southern Hemisphere's oceanic isles back in 1500 B.C.
These people are thought to come from Papua New Guinea,
and have ever since migrated to other parts of the Pacific Ocean.
They can be then considered as
the ancestors of Polynesian and Melanesian cultures in these areas.
Well known for their pottery and body art,
their artifact and numerous patterns are extremely geometrical and repetitive.
They also give a lot of importance to human faces,
this is the reason why I used portraits to illustrate the typeface I created,
which is inspired by the tribal over-lapping braiding systems
they use to make clothes or accessories.
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