Der Mensch braucht Geschichten — “Humans need stories”. Poster and flyer for an exhibition about German children’s books author Otfried Preußler, using Laurent Bourcellier’s Joos, an upright italic inspired by the work of Joos Lambrecht, a sixteenth-century printer and punchcutter from Ghent.
Behold the First Spiekermann Dictum: “Where two consecutive lines are closely spaced, […] then in 99 per cent of cases the descender and the ascender will meet and overlap.” Line-spacing has been increased for the flyer, shown below.
Adorable. That upright italic style is perfect for this – quirky and antiquarian and eccentric without seeming musty. Like browsing in an interesting bookshop. I would have loved this as a kid.
Business-wise in this age of huge font families I’m startled anyone’s left brave enough to do a typeface in just one style (upright italic at that!) but I guess it it makes your design’s best qualities stand out …
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