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Elliptic: Find the Truth in Data

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Wood Pencil / Crafts for Design / Typography for Design / 2018

Terrorism, ransomware, child pornography, and weapons. Purchased using bitcoin – an untraceable cryptocurrency. Until now. Elliptic links bitcoin data to criminals and provides intelligence to law enforcement agencies. The organisation's branding features negative space typography, inspired by data blocks, while legibility is deliberately challenging to echo the difficult work involved. A simple black and white colour palette reflects the serious mood too.

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