Schackbräde, a collection of chess games created by design studio fagerström.
Based in Madrid, Spain, fagerström is an independent design studio specializing in visual solutions based on crafted design and strong conceptual thinking.
They just created Schackbräde, a collection of chess games with the aim of exploring the relationship between design and chess. You might not know but these two disciplines have many elements in common such as creativity, beauty, strategy, balance, harmony, movement, spatial projection, art, or even the simple grid. This project by studio fagerström seeks to promote interest in chess through design.
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“Taking as a basis the algebraic notation of chess movements and the main data of each game, such as the year, the place, the players, or the type of opening, we have created a series of posters in which the central element is a single movement, highlighting the squares on the chessboard through which a certain piece moved. The idea is to point out one of the key moments of each game, inviting the viewer to discover which movement it corresponds to and why it was important in the development of the game.
Schackbräde includes games in which the key movements were made by different pieces, from the pawn to the king, and which took place in different areas of the board, with the aim of representing the almost infinite possibilities of this game.
This first batch shows 16 games played by some of the best international grandmasters throughout the 20th century, specifically between 1907 and 1999, which took place in 14 cities in 11 countries.
The posters were sent to the main schools and chess clubs in the town so that they can be displayed on their facilities or given as gifts to their own students and members.”
Below you can see some images of the Schackbräde collection. For further information, just take a look at the fagerström website.
All images © by fagerström. Check out other inspiring work in our Graphic Design category.
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