Ciseaux is inspired by and dedicated to the art of papercutting.
Early papercutting artists were often royalty, but it soon became a folk art practiced by commoners whose cutouts decorated their homes. By the seventeenth century it had spread throughout the world. The art form later developed into cutting out elaborate designs of nature scenes and people, celebrating special occasions and even decorating legal documents.
Ciseaux letterforms mimic papercutting art in its shapes with a rather loose and almost joyous rhythm. The overall effect is somewhat earthy and natural yet it has an element of sophistication that cannot be ignored. Just like papercutting, Ciseaux can be used for special occasions like invitations, brochures, identities, restaurant menus, and if you dare, some awesome looking paper graffiti.