My friends at “Building Paris” were commissioned to design a stone for the Foundation Stone Laying ceremony of the urban planning around Évreux’s Cathedral (a Roman cathedral and national monument of France, in Normandy) by h2o architectes, together with Michel Desvigne landscape designer. They designed three stones set in Coline. The first stone is the latin and french sentence “here & now”, the second one gives the geographical coordinates, and the last one is a compass rose. All of it was rock-carved by a skilled craftsman.
All the seven members of Coline family appear in this special issue of the french cultural magazine Télérama, following an exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris.
The Coline family won the Type Design Prize of the Tokyo Type Directors Club 2011. Happiness.
Lettres Type was first an exhibition held in 2011 bringing together 37 typefaces designed in response to specific commissions. It features two typefaces of A is for apple: BTP, designed by Guillaume Grall and Jeremy Perrodeau, and Gardens, designed by Émilie Rigaud. This tyepface is a commissioned work for the crazy gardens of Singapore’s Bay, you can learn more about its creation in that article.