• 2020
  • Garaje Wide

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  • 2020
  • Garaje Wide

Garaje takes its inspiration both from the alphabets of the Bauhaus school and the vernacular inscriptions of Spanish garage owners: two worlds that share a desire to reduce typographic forms to simple geometric elements. At the Bauhaus this geometrization is ideological: it represents a rejection of tradition and the affirmation of an objective and rational vocabulary. With garage owners it is a simple matter of logic, certainly due to an ignorance of tradition. It is somewhat naïve to wish to reduce the shapes of the alphabet to elementary forms. Perfect geometrical forms seem less than perfect to our eyes: type Design abounds with optical corrections that compensate for our perception of forms.
Garaje plays specifically with this paradox: its construction is rigorously geometrical, anchored to a scalable modular grid, with no optical correction. A perfectly objective system, but a typographical aberration, simultaneously right and wrong. For the last 20 years, I have extended this family in every direction, to the point of absurdity: extremely narrow or outlandishly wide letterforms, all built from the same modules. Today it is a complete system, available in 44 widths and 5 weights. The complete family counts 445 fonts, hundreds of thousands of glyphs, and zero contrast: Garaje is a typeface which is at the same time brutal and playful, rational and naïve. Garaje Wide subfamily goes from 0505 (5 on 5 grid) to 05015 (5 on 15 grid) and includes 55 fonts + 1 variable font. Its construction allows to compose in many widths without changing the stem weight.
Available at 205TF.
Online specimen

  • 2013
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Themes

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  • 2013
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Themes

Thematical posters for the season 2013-2014 of the Scène nationale de Besançon. For this 2nd season, the plaette is a bit broader : I added a neon yellow to the blue / red pair.

  • 2003
  • VLAN!

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  • 2003
  • VLAN!

A non-rectangular catalogue of Cécile Meynier exhibition Vlan ! At the Château Pertusier. With Nicolas Bardey. 32 p.

  • Le Pavé dans la mare
  • 200 × 300 mm
  • Offset, CMYK
  • Empreinte Imprimeurs
  • Typeface: Garaje
  • art CMYK
  • 2014
  • Les 2 Scènes — Themes

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  • 2014
  • Les 2 Scènes — Themes

Thematical posters for the season 2014-2015 of the Scène nationale de Besançon. The screens are mixed during printing, to obtain several versions of the posters, superimposing the colors and the images.

  • 2014
  • Hangar 23 — Programme

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  • 2014
  • Hangar 23 — Programme

Annual programme of Hangar 23, a theater in Rouen dedicated to dance, theater, circus and world / urban music.

  • 2011
  • Hangar 23

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  • 2011
  • Hangar 23

Annual poster of Hangar 23, a theater in Rouen dedicated to dance, theater, circus and world / urban music. The theater is located on the port of Rouen, surrounded by (and partly built with) containers. These containers inspired the visual identity of the theater : the wordmark is set in a special weight of Garaje 0703 Monospace Black, in a frame that takes the shape of the facade of the building.

  • 2019
  • Les 2 Scènes

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  • 2019
  • Les 2 Scènes

Annual poster for the season 2019-2020 of Les 2 Scènes, in collaboration with Jochen Gerner (illustrations).

  • 2013
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Posters

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  • 2013
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Posters

Posters for the season 2012-2013 of the Scène nationale de Besançon. For this 2nd season, the plaette is a bit broader : I added a neon yellow to the blue / red pair.

  • 2012
  • Hangar 23

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  • 2012
  • Hangar 23

Annual poster of Hangar 23, a theater in Rouen dedicated to dance, theater, circus and world / urban music.

  • 2015
  • Hangar 23 — Programme

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  • 2015
  • Hangar 23 — Programme

Annual programme of Hangar 23, a theater in Rouen dedicated to dance, theater, circus and world / urban music. In 2015, the theater moved to a completely different place : a beautiful baroque chapelle. The identity evolved, introducing metallic colors and rounded shapes.

  • 2014
  • Les 2 Scènes — Posters

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  • 2014
  • Les 2 Scènes — Posters

In October 2014, The Scène nationale de Besançon became Les 2 Scènes : two theaters, l’Espace and le Théâtre Ledoux, joined in a single institution. The Posters of the season 2014-2015 are made with the same typefaces and color palette, with 2 rectangles moving in the format.

  • 2015
  • Hangar 23

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  • 2015
  • Hangar 23

Annual poster of Hangar 23, a theater in Rouen dedicated to dance, theater, circus and world / urban music. In 2015, the theater moved to a completely different place : a beautiful baroque chapelle. The identity evolved, introducing metallic colors and rounded shapes.

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