Buvard is an old-style serif inspired by Renaissance typefaces.
It features an unconventional, bottom-heavy, weight distribution. It is inspired by a common characteristic found in Renaissance-era prints: imperfection in the printing process resulting in certain parts of letters getting heavier than other.
Despite this added weight giving it a hint of goofiness, Buvard does not renounce its original dignity and retains some of that classical elegance.
Buvard is work in progress. An italic is in the work, and a full range of weights should follow.
Available at Production Type
Gamuth is a serif family in two optical sizes: Text and Display. It takes inspiration from Dutch baroque typefaces, but with a sharp treatment of outlines, meant to look at home in contemporary digital environment.
Gamuth is an ongoing project: a sans serif companion will complete the family in the future.
Laurifer is humanistic sans inspired by the capitals of the Trajan’s Column in Rome.
The typeface is based on the proportions and geometry of Roman square capitals. The varying proportions of the capitals are also applied to the lowercase, giving it a distinct rythm in text settings. Angular and slightly flared endings evoke its lapidary origins.
A condensed slab-serif, inspired by german typefaces from the 19th century.
A grotesque family inspired by historical models.
Baudricourt is type family inspired by sans-serif typefaces of the late 19th century, in particular, Grotesque N°1 by Miller & Richard and the Doric Series of H. W. Caslon. It particularly retains a certain expressiveness, due to its fluid forms and strong endings.
A custom typeface for the Super Castel music label.
The serif style was intended to give a very formal and dramatic feel. I took inspiration from baroque typefaces, especially the types of J. F. Rosart, but giving them much narrower proportions.
Savate is a typeface freely inspired by a hand-lettering piece found in the streets of Ivry-sur-Seine in the suburbs of Paris.
Its name refers to the savate, a typically french fighting sport. Its character set is quite complete, with an italic and a wide language support. Available on Velevetyne Type Foundry.
A web-based tool to help create type specimens by finding words or phrases of the same width.
Blaze Type is a french type foundry based in Lyon, founded in 2017 by Matthieu Salvaggio.
Specimen mini-site for the Blaze’s Area family.
Design by Alexis Cros
Anthony Guex is a Swiss product and interior designer based in Lausanne.
Anthony Guex’s website presents his work as a designer. The website is a single page with animated transitions between the different screens.
Design by Pierre Benoit.