Justice Commune is an exhibition showing archival resources from the Municipal Archives of Toulouse, France. Taking place at the University of Toulouse, the exhibition focuses on traces of criminal justice during the seventeenth century.
Studio Vif Design used Sainte Colombe to set the title of the exhibition which translates to “common justice”. Used in caps, Sainte Colombe immediately evokes the aesthetic of lapidary inscriptions that used to show the laws and rules in the ancient city. Its sharp capital letters keep a legacy associated to authority, all the more when it comes to institutional authority. No wonder it seemed appropriate for an exhibition dedicated to judiciary archives.
We see here the classical aspect of Sainte Colombe, which is usually counterbalanced by its lowercase letters, showing more evidently the irregularities of the stroke: its design was directly aimed at reconciling illogical shapes with an overall stability, in order to obtain a regularity in diversity.
Sainte Colombe is contrasted with the sans-serif Fakt.