Showing a selection of artworks dear to writer Laurent Gounelle, L’art vous le rend bien is a fine book published by Calmann-Lévy in association with the RMN (Réunion des Musées Nationaux, France).
Aurélien Farina, founder of graphic design studio Paper! Tiger! chose to use the typeface Granville from Production Type, to lend a quirky touch to this mainstream book. It displays a Peignot-like feeling related to mid-twentieth century typefaces, but its balanced contrast adds a modern touch. It subtly gives presence to text, without grasping the attention from the works of art. While the overall design of the book is simple and elegant, the typography reveals a real sophistication with the use of Granville’s ligatures. The titles set in caps are also part of this feeling, showing some reminiscences of Art Deco. Granville is paired with GT Walsheim by Grilli Type.