2017

Rémi Forte, Designing Literary Writing in the Digital Age

Tanguy Vanlaeys, CNC Typography

Alexis Faudot, Rafael Ribas, Halbgotische, Gotico-​Antiqua, Fere-​Humanistica: between blackletter and roman

Morgane Pierson, Nsibidi, a pictographic and ideographic system of Nigeria. The Missing Scripts 2017

Rosalie Wagner, A parametric typographic system for literacy and remedial reading

2016

Montasser Drissi, ”What should an Alef look like?”

Isia Yurovsky, The tsar’s roman

Gabriele Cepulyte, Form & visibility of archives online: editing the archives of Antoine Vitez’ Electra

Clément Le Tulle-Neyret, Immortel

Camille Trimardeau, A writing system for gymnastics

Arthur Francietta, The Missing Scripts 2016

2015

Lucas Descroix, Italicismes. From Aldine to oblique, italic forms in relation to the traditional family model

Miklós Ferencz, Liveliness of the printed text

Pierre Fournier, The signs on the wall

Sylvain Julé, (Trans)textual interfaces

Corentin Noyer, Typographic manipulation

2014

Alice Jauneau, Stencilled

Céline Kriebs, Borders areas

Francis Ramel, A typeface for the first musical notations

David Vallance, Re‑Typograph 2014

Mário Vinícius, Paideuma

Elvire Volk Leonovitch, Typeface for monetary inscriptions

2013

Sébastien Biniek, Mapping composition, new topology

Thomas Bouville, Re‑Typograph 2013

Redouan Chetuan, Awal. One country, three wrting systems

Sarah Kremer, Design and development of an extended phonetic typeface

Julian Moncada, Ugly Faces

Éloïsa Pérez, From the gesture to the idea: graphic forms of the writing at the primary school

2015
Lucas Descroix,
Italicismes. From Aldine to oblique, italic forms in relation to the traditional family model
In the first few decades after the birth of printing in the Western world, several writing styles were developed, each of them inspired by one of the calligraphic models of the time. Amongst these, the fonts referred to as ‘italics’ first created in a Venetian printing shop, appear to be the first results of a proper type ‘design’, as a formal answer to a functional requirement — space saving, in that case. Nowadays, not a single text type family is released without the basic couple of a roman and its italic, the second one being designed according to the first and only sporadically used to distinguish some elements within the text. Between those two observations lie more than five centuries of evolution, refinement and questioning this side-kick’s appearance and status. Its characteristics are numerous and subtle, far from being as basic as a slant. The idea was to focus on the italic — or italics — in its relation to the roman and how the two of them became this strong family model, so strong it is now part of our habits and very rarely questioned. Why and when did the two models meet? And more than that, how did this strong relationship influence the look and structure of this typographic style born from humanistic calligraphy, sometimes to the point of removing all of its original cursivity? The Hernani type family was designed to question the coexistence of styles not only as a form of hierarchy but as a reading experience. Italic’s two main characteristics — slant and cusivity — are explored and confronted, creating a different layer of speech, drawing the outlines of our codes and habits to form unexpected links.