(x) Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec book cover - custom typeface by Julien Gaillardot {Optimo}

designalchemy's picture

Font used on Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec book. I suspect this may be custom. Bouroullec

magnus_gaarde's picture

We have had this one before but I don't remember what we came up with and I can't find the old thread. Sorry :-(

Jan Sandvik's picture

It smells like T-26, but can't find anything that would have exactly the same features.

dan's picture

Try Berlin Sans

Bert Vanderveen's picture

It looks a lot like the type produced by the autolettering machines for draughtsmen. You could try and look for it on CAD-sites (that's Computer Aided Design).

bender's picture

you should look to swiss foundries
http://www.lineto.com / http://www.optimo.ch
as they are turned to this kind of font design (typ1451, courier sans...)

check the james goggin works also, at http://www.practise.co.uk
he has design the helix new, which is also similar to the sample you're looking for.

bender's picture



just for info, they used on their site the typ1451 in light version...
the designer may have redesign few characters for their book.

anonymous's picture

I know for a fact that it's a custom-made font by the book designers, a student from Lausanne/Switzerland. Check the book's colophon. It's mentioned there. Or write to Phaidon, they'll put you in touch.

anonymous's picture

Hello,
The font was custom-designed for the Bouroullec project by Julien Gaillardot, a former student from the University of Art & Design Lausanne. Now he has his own graphic & type design studio in Avignon, France. The design is based on Bouroullec design shapes and exists in 2 weights. Julien will release a new typeface family on Optimo this spring.

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