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Les Brumes De Chatou – triAngle

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 16th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Les Brumes De Chatou – triAngle 1
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    Grand Prix de la Pop Musique Française 71.

    Zan is an early typeface design by the great Albert Boton (*1932), a fat display face based on “four basic shapes — circle, triangle, square, and the St. Andrew’s Cross” — Corpus typographique français. Originally created for the French phototype studio Hollenstein in 1970, it was issued in digital form in 2002 as FF Zan. Together with FF Aircraft, FF District, and FF Studio, it forms the FF Bastille Display collection.

    Via Buro Destruct’s fantastic collection of Fonts from the Flea Market, a treasure trove for obscure typefaces from the pre-digital era.

    Les Brumes De Chatou – triAngle 2
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    2 Comments on “Les Brumes De Chatou – triAngle”

    1. Dec 17th, 2018  10:37 am

      Now the question is: Was Zan picked because its A is triangular? Or because the two counters in n and g echo the round spectacles so nicely?

    2. Robert King says:
      Dec 18th, 2018  9:18 pm

      I’ve never seen this typeface before—it’s very charming and really evokes another era. This is why Fonts In Use is such a delight—thanks for posting this!

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