Designed by Bureau Brut in 2016
Published in 2017
Droulers was designed for a book spanning the life and work of the dancer and choreographer Pierre Droulers. The typeface draws upon printed matter found in Droulers’ personal archive and in particular some typewritten notes. Exploring both the specific rythm and shapes of typewriter alphabets, the design is inspired by the distortions and accidents generated by this technology: letters obstructed by ink, closing counterforms, and so on. Droulers’ true strength appears in text setting at small sizes, but at a larger scale each letter gets its primitive graphic power back.