For this new commission of a typeface family by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, we wished to associate the skills and domains of activity of our two institutions with the aim of accompanying a new creation.
The Centre National des Arts Plastiques supports and valorizes graphic design and typography, through its collection, its publications and the events that it hosts. The Imprimerie Nationale is endowed with an exceptional patrimony. The know-how that it fosters and puts into practice is soundly based in History while firmly looking towards the future.
We wanted to bring these complementary values and energies together in order to implement this project, for which Alice Savoie has been selected by a panel of experts that was assembled for the occasion. Her approach combines patrimony and current events, rigor and poetry and all of this with intelligence and creativity. Faune, the typeface has been designed and developed in unexpected and subtle forms, and calls upon the most contemporary of digital technologies.
Typeface design is a dynamic and inventive domain and Alice Savoie’s proposition is a brilliant example of this. Let us hope that Faune participates in bringing the work of typeface designers to light and confirming their importance in the construction of everyday life.
Faune, together with its design sketches and documents, is part of the collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques. Our two establishments, together, have in this way contributed to writing a new page in the great book of typography.
Director of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques
Chief Executive Officer of the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale