Staple translates to agrafe in french - my mother tongue - and, as explained in the 'About' section, is the origin of the homophone and freelance name AGRAPH. The initial intention was the union of three fields together: Architecture, Graphic design and Photography. Agraph 3 started in 2005 but it wasn't until 2011 that the first drafts of the Staple typeface were made with real staples. As part of the Master's graphic design research at Kyoto Seika University, I constructed the 46 basic katakana letter syllabary which was then scanned and tweaked in illustrator before being sent to a company that made metal plates with the font. With these plates I was able to make plaster blocks with letters embedded in them.