At the School of Fine Arts in Besançon [now known as Institut supérieur des beaux-arts de Besançon], with my colleague Rainer Oldendorf, we convened a group of first year students for the creation of a display wall. We used Garaje 0503 Monospace, designed for the school’s visual identity. Each glyph was photocopied in two sizes, A4 and A6. A grid of 750 A6 boxes was drawn on the wall, which Rainer with Gilles Picouet engraved. This physical grid allowed, throughout the year, the weekly collage of all the school’s news messages.
Garaje 0503 Monospace is a fixed-pitch version of Garaje 53 Unicase Black.It’s actually a fake monospace, because the M and W are wider.On the other hand, there is only one line thickness in the entire font, a value that is also found between the letters, and between the lines, and in the counterforms.