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Pilowlava

Anton Moglia and Jérémy Landes create an organic bespoke typeface for the last issue of Cercle Magazine

We were commissioned by Cercle Magazine to design a titling typeface for their last issue dedicated to the burning issue of Volcanos. Cercle has an history with bespoke typefaces as they ask a different designer(s) to create a new font for each of their annual issues. Together with them, we decided that this would be a libre font (surprise!!!) and that we would release it on Velvetyne the same day the magazine was published. This day was the 26th of April 2019.

Pilowlava is born from intense exhanges between Anton and Jérémy, each of them modifying the first sketches of the other. Anton started with a very curvy and dynamic script typeface that Jérémy calmed down with some tense curves and geometric outlines: strait lines, almost circular curves…

Sketches from Anton (left) and Jérémy (right)

Basic letters and their mirrored or shifted alternates

Pilowlava stays dynamic while being now more contained. The contrast of Pilowlava is always shifting, no singular orientation of repartition of the thicks and thins has been decided. This leads to an always changing text, where you don’t really know where the next explosion will come from. This is even enouraged by a set of alternates, mirrored versions of the basic glyphs, shifting again the dynamic. This could be useful for some logo work where you can pick the version of the glyph your prefer.

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Published on the 20 May 2019 by Jérémy Landesand Anton Moglia

Hyper Scrypt

Hyper Scrypt, the typeface of the Hyper Chapelle exhibition

When Parisian graphic designers AAAAA Atelier were invited to create an exhibition in front of the astonishing Cathédrale of Metz, they decided to imagine the future of this place of worship. From worshiping the christian god to worshiping the gods of rock, they created the imaginary visual identity of the Cathédrale as a concert hall, a futuristic and psychedelic utopian pop communication. They asked Studio Triple’s designer Jérémy Landes to create a custom typeface live along the illustrations they were creating.

This identity is mainly inspired by the crazy stained glass work of the cathedral. Jérémy decided to create a typeface drawn by light instead of shades, to invert the black and the white in a new sort of stencil typeface called Hyper Scrypt. Hyper Chapelle took place at the end of summer 2017 in Tata Gallery in Metz, an traveled to Paris during October of the same year for the release party of the Hyper Scrypt typeface in La Générale.

As Jérémy says it, Hyper Scrypt is at the intersection between 3 metals : the sacred lead of stained glass, the lead of print characters and the heavy metal.

Discover some photos of the exhibition

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Published on the 12 September 2018 by Jérémy Landes

Le Murmure

Jérémy Landes draws a psychedelic condensed typeface for Agence Murmure identity

We’re happy to announce the release of Le Murmure, Jérémy Landes last libre typeface ! He created Le Murmure for the french design agency Murmure and it’s now available for everyone.

Le Murmure is a condensed sans with contrast, a mixed bastard created with editorial use in mind. The way the contrast is used tends to give Le Murmure its own unique voice, both delicate, solid and precise. Le Murmure shows once again that custom open-source projects, and more precisely, custom open-source typefaces can exist. We would like to thank the nice folks at Murmure agency for the chance they gave us to do this project with them and for the freedom they gave Jérémy while drawing.

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Published on the 9 November 2017 by Jérémy Landes
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