In August 2011, the #195 issue of Étapes french magazine, “Somewhere between graphic design and architecture…”, has been the experimental field for the creation and use of the typeface BTP (by the Équipe type, art direction by Guillaume Grall and Étienne Hervy). The design of BTP is freely inspired by the default typeface used in the computer-assisted design software AutoCAD, mainly used by architects for the conception of graphic documents (plans, elevations, etc.).
Once the issue has been published, Jeremy Perrodeau and Guillaume Grall have been working together to enhance the typeface. After several months of construction, BTP, a font with angular curves, gained an autonomous life and is now available in one multifunction weight on the independent foundry “A is for apple”, run by Émilie Rigaud.
The specimen presents BTP typeface in various forms of text over 646 pages. Printed in black, on an half letter format, on economical paper by the print-on-demand service Lulu, it displays an extract of “La musique du hasard”, Paul Auster, Babel, Paris, 2000, pp. 171-176. Four A1 posters and one A6 photography from the ”Maisons closes” serie will be sent along the first thirty copies of the specimen (posters designed by Maxime Fittes, Jeremy Perrodeau, Léo Pico and Benjamin Viallard and photography by Émilie Lamy). After ordering the specimen on Lulu website, please notify us by email (email@example.com) to get your printed goodies!
Designed by Émilie Rigaud