Vanni exclusively used type, and employed all three widths of Kreuz: the Condensed, the medium-wide, and the Extended, always in all caps. For the title, he arranged the words on an arc, skewing the individual letterforms to evoke a perspective effect. This can be read as an allusion to the architectural theme, and at the same time to the conference as a place where various participants come together to examine a topic from different angles.
Kreuz is a typeface of industrial roots, with letterforms that combine angular and smooth outlines, evoking nuts and bolts. Here it is paired with a font that’s even more technical, and comes straight out of AutoCAD software: it’s the monolinear Proxy by Autodesk.
In 2019, after Kreuz was officially made available by Production Type, Vanni reused the basic design for another urbanism-related event at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal. That conference accompanied the exhibition Transformations pavillonnaires (“Suburban transformations”) which presented a pilot project in Arcueil, a town in the southern suburbs of Paris.