Welcome to Bluu Next, a big update of the Bluu font originally released in 2013 by Jean-Baptiste Morizot. JB redraw the bold and add a new upright bold-italic to complete it. More condensed, the italic has has the particularity to be darker than its roman counterpart when an italic is usually lighter. Being the only serif font on VTF made for text sizes, this upgrade expands the possiblities of text template with VTF fonts. This upgrade makes even clearer than before the cutting edge temperament of Bluu, with glimps for some middle-age or gothic influences.
Whe heard that a wider family might be in development, but hush! It’s a secret!
On the 17, 18, 19 of june, we will hack and fork fonts with you!
We will focus on type derivation to experiment how we can create new version of a same font in two days of work. The workshop will take place at La Générale in Paris, and will be free! Technical basics in type design will avoid violent headache.
When they decided to lauchn their new website designed by Spintank, the city of Paris asked Frank Adebiaye, creator of the Grotesk (and of VTF) to design a custom version of the Grotesk for them. This new version is slightly redrawn, it has a wider character set and furthermore, it gains a light version.
Learn more on this project with this interview of Frank on Paris website.