…founded Helsinki-based design studio Prakt in 2011. Often designing bespoke typefaces for projects, the studio draws inspiration from the clients themselves to influence the form. For example, its typeface for grassroots events organisation Bermuda Helsinki was triggered by signage on the harbour buildings local to the business and its recently work for the Mikkeli Illustration Triennial in Finland involved designing custom lettering formed from tools like pencils and rulers. Prakt is currently working on the identity for new Helsinki gallery Korttelitoimisto.
Sometimes called the lemniscate, the sideways figure of eight was first used to mean infinity in 1655. It is thought that its usage stems from ω or omega, the last letter in the Greek alphabet. In Canada, the infinity symbol is used on the flag of the Métis people, an indigenous group that trace their heritage back to the First Nations and early European settlers.