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Commune Nuit Debout

In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.

In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.

In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.

In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.

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Commune is a typeface family whose design and construction were inspired by the wood display characters of nineteenth century posters. It was developed during a postgraduate degree in type design at ESAD Amiens in 2008. It includes 240 fonts of various width, weight and designs, but all based on the same structure; it’s (almost) voluntarily drawn without any optical correction. The name "Commune" refers to the common, banal, raw aspect of its structure, but also to the Paris Commune (1871), a short but emblematic revolutionary episode during which laws and decrees were put up during their development on the walls of Paris, ensuring daily communication to the citizens (during the 2 months of the insurrection 398 posters were composed at the Imprimerie Nationale).

In early 2016, Sébastien Marchal participated in General meetings that gave birth to Nuit Debout. When the name "Nuit Debout" was chosen on the electronic lists to designate the future occupation of the Place de la République, he immediately chose within his typeface family "Commune" the narrowest version, the most condensed, the one "standing up" (called "Commune B1San 31" in my nomenclature), to shape this name and to design the poster and the emblem of the event. After the first night of successful occupation, people kept coming back day after and it became clear that this movement would last; the comrades asked Sébastien to design new leaflets and posters every day; a myriad of "commissions" appeared one after the other, and in this joyous disorganization, everybody tried to reproduce it as well as possible the Nuit Debout emblem and its type design that nobody could - and for good reason - to find on the net. So he decided very soon to release for free this version of his typeface family "Commune", under Creative Commons license.

Two years after the end of Nuit Debout, this font is now easily available to all thanks to VTF, under the name "Commune Nuit Debout", as a tribute to a movement that has brought hopes, and is more relevant than ever.

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La Commune est une famille de caractères typographiques dont le dessin et le mode de construction ont été inspirés par les caractères d’affiche en bois du XIXe siècle. Élaborée durant un post-diplôme en typographie à l’ESAD d'Amiens en 2008, elle regroupe 240 fontes de chasses, de graisses et de dessins variés, basés sur une même structure ; elle est volontairement (presque) dépourvue de corrections optiques. Le nom “Commune” fait référence à l’aspect commun, banal, brut, de son dessin, mais aussi à la Commune de Paris (1871), épisode révolutionnaire bref mais emblématique durant lequel lois et décrets étaient placardés sur les murs de Paris au fur et à mesure de leur élaboration, assurant la communication quotidienne avec la population (398 affiches ont ainsi été composées à l’Imprimerie nationale au cours des 2 mois de l’insurrection).

Début 2016, Sébastien Marchal a participé aux assemblées générales qui ont donné naissance à Nuit Debout. Lorsque le nom “Nuit Debout” a été choisi, sur les listes électroniques, pour désigner l’occupation à venir de la place de la République, il a aussitôt choisi au sein de sa famille “Commune” la version la plus étroite, la plus verticale, la plus “debout” (dans sa nomenclature, elle s’appelle précisément “Commune B1San 31”), pour mettre en forme ce nom et en faire l’affiche et le “signe” de l’événement. Une fois la première soirée d’occupation réussie, les gens sont revenus le lendemain, le surlendemain, et il devenait évident que ce mouvement allait durer ; les camarades demandaient de mettre en page de nouveaux tracts et affiches chaque jour ; une foule de “commissions” apparaissaient les unes après les autres, et dans cette joyeuse désorganisation, chacune tentait de reproduire tant bien que mal le “signe” Nuit Debout et sa typographie que personne ne parvenait – et pour cause – à trouver sur le net. Sébastien a donc décidé très vite de diffuser librement cette version de sa famille “Commune”, sous licence Creative Commons.

Deux ans après la fin de Nuit Debout, cette fonte est désormais disponible facilement pour tous grâce à VTF, sous le nom “Commune Nuit Debout”, en hommage à un mouvement qui a porté des espoirs qui sont plus que jamais d’actualité.

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