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/re/framing the international #1

Contributed by Fust & Friends on Apr 24th, 2018. Artwork published in
November 2017
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    Title page featuring Alarm in big scarlet letters – with double underlines, for good measure.
    Peter De Roy. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Title page featuring Alarm in big scarlet letters – with double underlines, for good measure.

    Alarm is prominently featured in the first issue of /re/framing the international, a pop-up magazine published by Kunstenpunt/Flanders Arts Institute. The magazine presents a collection of texts and reports with the latest trends, stories and reflections on new models of international collaboration in the arts. Three issues are planned, to be followed by a book publication.

    The magazine was designed by Hilde Princen (Van Looveren & Princen) together with Peter De Roy. They composed a typographic palette that helps to distinguish the three kinds of articles: “Reflections” (essays and lectures) are set in Albertus Nova and FF Balance. “Stories” (interviews) feature Balance alongside ITC Slimbach. The “Trends” section presents data research exclusively in Balance.

    Alarm is assigned the role of the attention-grabbing diva. The weird and wonderful face appears in big scarlet letters on the cover, the title page and the heading of the editorial, ensuring a dramatic entry.

    The blackletter-roman display hybrid was originally designed in 1928 by Heinz König for the German foundry J.D. Trennert & Sohn, probably as a competitor to Louis Oppenheim’s Fanfare. Alarm was revived by Andreas Seidel, with art direction by Jan Middendorp, and released with Fust & Friends in late 2017. The feature in /re/framing the international is the first major use of this digital resurrection.

    Take note: Until May 21, Alarm is available on MyFonts at a special introductory price.

    The editorial page pairs Alarm with Albertus Nova for the headings. Text is in FF Balance.
    Peter De Roy. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The editorial page pairs Alarm with Albertus Nova for the headings. Text is in FF Balance.

    Alarm’s numerals add sparkle to the table of contents.
    Peter De Roy. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Alarm’s numerals add sparkle to the table of contents.

    Just like Alarm, Albertus Nova (Toshi Omagari, 2017, after Berthold Wolpe) is a revival of a pre-WWII typeface. Here it is staged in a stacked and staggered arrangement.
    Peter De Roy. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Just like Alarm, Albertus Nova (Toshi Omagari, 2017, after Berthold Wolpe) is a revival of a pre-WWII typeface. Here it is staged in a stacked and staggered arrangement.

    Princen & De Roy demonstrate that FF Balance (Evert Bloemsma, 1993) makes a splendid impression both in large and small sizes.
    Peter De Roy. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Princen & De Roy demonstrate that FF Balance (Evert Bloemsma, 1993) makes a splendid impression both in large and small sizes.

    Alarm re-enters the stage for the last act, now set in white against a scarlet red field.
    Peter De Roy. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Alarm re-enters the stage for the last act, now set in white against a scarlet red field.

    Front and back cover of the magazine
    Source: https://www.kunsten.be Kunstenpunt/Flanders Arts Institute. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Front and back cover of the magazine

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    • Albertus Nova
    • FF Balance
    • ITC Slimbach

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