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via Flickr, © Nina Faulhaber

Simplon BP is featured in ON-TYPE: Texte zur Typographie exhibition in Gutenberg-Museum Mainz (Germany).

via DC’s


Piet Zwart work for the Nederlandse Kabel Fabriek, ∼1927.

Well balanced lettering and interesting tricks on Ghostface Killah’s Apollo Kids album cover.

Back in 2007, ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne published a book of almost 400 pages, illustrating twelve years (1995–2007) of a phenomenal success under the direction of Pierre Keller.

Some of the works, that I did as a student there, were published in it:

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Interview with Maxime Büchi: graphic designer, tatoo-artist, editor of Sang Bleu Magazine and one of the founders of b+p swiss typefaces; by BaseNow.
Read it here (french).

Demian Conrad designed the new Camerata de Lausanne graphic identity.
He asked me to work on the logotype (initially designed with Neutraface font) in order to have someting unique and personalized.

I started the design from scratch, with geometry, pureness and balance in mind.
Speaking of geometry, I guess this result is not far from how Euclid BP Medium would look like!

Art Direction: Demian Conrad Design
Type Design: Emmanuel Rey, b+p swiss typefaces

Read/view more about this project here.

As last year, Demian Conrad Design designed a striking identity for the Lausanne Underground Music & Film Festival 2011.
A very unique opportunity to see Euclid BP alternates in use before the typeface is released.

“This year the LUFF superstar is Diamanda Galás and to create a unique poster we used a special font designed by the type designer Emmanuel Rey. Thanks to a great range of alternate we could customize the typography in a rich and radical way.”
— Demian Conrad

Euclid BP will be soon available via b+p swiss typefaces.

 © onlab

“Sang Bleu, Esquire, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Brazil, L’Officiel, …a long list of impressive work realised in the last years by the swiss foundry represented by Emmanuel Rey today.”
— onlab 

Read more about my lecture at onlab Summer School 2011 here.

My upcoming font, Euclid BP, used by Barneys New York.

Preview of Euclid BP (+ ligatures & alternates), my upcoming font by b+p swiss typefaces.

Preview of Euclid BP (+ alternates), my upcoming font by b+p swiss typefaces.

This issue of the Zeitung der Roten Fabrik (monthly newspaper) is based on results of the Workshop “Image & Imagery – The Ted Kazcynski Case” held at Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) January 2010.

die Zeitung der Roten Fabrik
NR. 258, 2010
35 CHF for 1 year
In an edition of 3500
2 × 8 pages, red & blue colors on light blue paper
31.5 × 47 cm

Concept & Layout: Gregor Huber & Ivan Sterzinger
Additional layout: Martin Andereggen

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Print Magazine
Redefining Design 65.1
February 2011

Project Projects
Collaboration—All Together Now?
A special section of Print guest edited and designed by Project Projects.

The New York design studio Project Projects choosed Simplon BP Mono as headline font for the Prudence Peiffer’s article in Print Magazine, a bimonthly magazine about visual culture and design.
More informations about this issue, design, content and fonts here.

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If You’re Into It, We’re Out Of It No.1 was the first issue of a bimonthly newspaper.

If You’re Into It, We’re Out Of It
No.1, 2009
2.50 CHF, 1.50 EUR
In an edition of 5000
8 pages, black & white
31.5 × 47 cm

Layout: David Keshavjee, Marietta Eugster
Typeface: Maximage Medium

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50% painting / 50% securtity clashes

This Mac OS X preview of my .otf file comes with a nice layout. This could be a poster.

Culture × Vandalism × Art × Big Brands × Graffiti × Commercials × Sabotage × Dior × Hitler × Wild × Love × Fashion × LV × Luxury × Illegal × Tag × Chanel × Coma × YSL × Death × Street

I’m bringing something new. Ugly or not.

From now on I’ll post every week an item out of my big collection of publications printed on newspaper.
Let’s start:

Published in collaboration with SIMON LEE GALLERY on the occasion of Matias Faldbakken‘s show “The Way of the Bummer”, 30th April –18th June 2008.

Matias Faldbakken, 2008
Free of charge
In an edition of 6000
16 pages, black & white
36.5 x 57.5 cm

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Euclid BP was featured in the first issue of Poster Tribune.
They asked me to explain the font, here is what I wrote:

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Simplon BP Mono in use in Wallpaper* magazine (May 2011).

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Geometry on the shore of the lake of Geneva, Switzerland.


This shoot for Harper’s Bazaar was incredible. We shot at a hidden skate park in Malibu.
— Brit (via Twitter)

One More Time, Britney confirms her close relationship with typography.
Fashion and celebrities photographer Alexi Lubomirski shots Britney Spears in front of graffiti and tags, in a skate park in Malibu; it seems like she likes it.

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More than 1 year ago, Josie Majetic asked me for Simplon BP Mono, as it was still under developement.
She sends me the result of her work some weeks ago.
I added it directly to my collection of self-published newspapers:

Selfmade Magazine #1
Hand Job

Idea, concept and layout: Josie Majetic
Editor: Josie Majetic
Release: February 2011
Size: 40 x 60 cm, 24 pages
Language: german
Typefaces: Simplon BP Mono and Futura STD Condensed
Specials: limited edition of 200
Price: € 12,50 (buy here)

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A lot of people are asking me when Euclid BP will be available.

It will come in 5 weights + italics at the end of the year.

I am happy to announce that a very unique cut, Euclid BP Beta Bold, will soon be available from our website:  b+p swiss typefaces.
This will keep you busy until the complete typeface family is ready.

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Une série de photographies réalisées par Michel Bonvin autour d’une bouteille dessinée

Espacechallens 13
Avenue d’Echallens 13

Vernissage le 26.05 de 18h00 à 21h00
Exposition du 27.05 au 26.06.2011

Photography: Michel Bonvin
Graphic Design: Celine Tissot
Typeface: Simplon BP Mono

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