Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Birthday: Jean-Luc Godard

Atelier Carvalho Bernau has created the Jean-Luc typeface which is available for free here.

"We cannot prove this, but we think it may be derived from the stencil letters of the Plaque Découpée Universelle, a lettering device invented in the 1870s by a certain Joseph A David, and first seen in France at the 1878 Exposition Universelle, where it found broad appeal and rapid adoption. We think this style of lettering was absorbed into the public domain vernacular of French lettering, and that the 2 ou 3 choses titles are derived from this style, as it would seem to fit Godard's obsession with vernacular typography."

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