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Essais & Documents series, Éditions Le Pommier

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 3rd, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 2009
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    Essais & Documents series, Éditions Le Pommier 1
    Source: http://www.lunapark.design Lunapark. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Essais & Documents is a long-running series of paperbacks by French publisher Le Pommier, covering topics like philosophy, sciences, ecology, society, education, and more. In 2009, Bianca Gumbrecht of Lunapark relaunched the design of the book series. For the cover typography, she selected Kursivschrift, a peculiar (partly) joined-up italic with roots in German cartographic design. The family includes Liegend (oblique, lit. “lying”) and Rückwärts Liegend (backslanted or reverse oblique, lit. “backwards lying”) styles. The latter used to be a common choice for labeling rivers and other bodies of water in maps. Gumbrecht exclusively works with the Stehend (upright, lit. “standing”) style of Kursivschrift. The German origin of this design is evident in the v and w with their fraktur-like closed counters.

    Essais & Documents series, Éditions Le Pommier 18
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    The titles and authors’ names were initially set in all lowercase letters, interlaced with lines in much smaller caps from Underware’s sans serif Auto. These lines double-serve as underlines. Most volumes feature grey and colored type on white, but there are also colored covers with type in grey and white. The most recent additions to the series use conventional casing and abandon the smaller interlines.

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Fonctionner ou exister ? – Miguel Benasayag (2018)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Et si on pensait aux animaux ? – François Moutou (2018)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    La mémoire au futur – Francis Eustache (ed.) (2018)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Abécédaire citoyen des sciences – Marie-Françoise Chevallier-Le Guyader (2017)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Éthique et changement climatique – Olivier Abel, Édouard Bard et al. (2015)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Le gorille invisible. Quand nos intuitions nous jouent des tours – Christopher Chabris & Daniel Simons (2015)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    La sagesse ordinaire – Jean-Michel Besnier (2016)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Petite Poucette – Michel Serres (2012)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    C’était mieux avant ! – Michel Serres (2017)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Darwin, Bonaparte et le Samaritain. Une Philosophie de l’Histoire – Michel Serres (2016)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Le Tiers-Instruit – Michel Serres (2018)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Le Contrat naturel – Michel Serres (2018)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Itinéraire d’un robot tueur – Marie-des-Neiges Ruffo (2018)

    Morales espiègles – Michel Serres (2019)
    Source: https://www.editions-lepommier.fr Le Pommier. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Dans l’œil du pigeon – Luc-Alain Giraldeau (2016)

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