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Juifs du Maroc

Contributed by 205TF on Jun 30th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Juifs du Maroc 1
    Source: http://www.anaislancrenon.com Anaïs Lancrenon. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The book Juifs du Maroc (“Jews from Morocco”) was published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme. This book presents the photographs of Jean Besancenot taken in the years 1934–1937 in Morocco. They offer a rare testimony on the rural Jewish communities that have disappeared.

    Designer Anaïs Lancrenon has more information about the book’s typography on her website (translated from French):

    I chose the typeface Louize Display designed by Matthieu Cortat (205TF). Inspired by the letters engraved in stone, this typeface echoes the meticulous work of engraving on metal the numerous jewels with their decorative ornaments, worn by these women. The diamond-shaped dot of the “i” in the Louize Display also reminds me of the geometric patterns on the various garments. In order to bring the photographs to the forefront of the layout, the texts are composed in different charcoal grays. The running title and the pagination are as close as possible to the inner fold to leave as much space as possible for the reproductions. Finally, all the quotes by Jean Besancenot are treated in a “khaki-gold” color. Like a discreet reminder of the precious metal, this color brings light and freshness to the black and white photographs throughout the book. A booklet presenting the finery shows us the very bright colours of these outfits. These different levels, as well as the layout of the reproductions, give the book an extremely lively rhythm. The cover is treated in a sandy color, the typography of the title – in a pastel orange fluorescent color – illuminates the whole.

    Juifs du Maroc 2
    Source: http://www.anaislancrenon.com Anaïs Lancrenon. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Juifs du Maroc 3
    Source: http://www.anaislancrenon.com Anaïs Lancrenon. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Juifs du Maroc 4
    Source: http://www.anaislancrenon.com Anaïs Lancrenon. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Juifs du Maroc 5
    Source: http://www.anaislancrenon.com Anaïs Lancrenon. License: All Rights Reserved.

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