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My name is Laure Afchain, I'm currently studying in the Type]Media master in the Hague.
I just wanted to share with you some good news from a french type design project I was involved in:
Since the beginning of 2009, the city of Toulouse, in France, has a brand new typeface, named Garonne. Toulouse is actually the first french city to get its own exclusive typeface. Garonne is a type system which contains four fonts: a regular and its italic for the running text, an ultra-bold, and a condensed version dedicated to display. It will be soon used by the municipality on its logo, publications, posters, invitations, newspapers.
We've been designing it during my fourth and fifth year in the visual communication department of the Fine Arts School in Toulouse. To be more precise, it has been designed by Alejandro Lo Celso, François Chastanet, Géraud Soulhiol and me
Hope it will have a nice "avenir" :)