Designed at the intersection of two typographic archetypes: constructivism and humanism, NEXT challenges the two genres and offers a visionary aesthetic. NEXT was initiated in 2007, when Ludovic Balland was commissioned to create a new visual identity for the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The typeface was inspired in part by Marek Sigmund’s design for the Ministry of Transportation in Poland. For the ten years following his being commissioned, Balland pursued research and development for this font project. NEXT’s mix of geometrical architecture with calligraphic strokes results in a multifunctional tool adapted both for screen and paper. At smaller sizes, the large counters offer an appreciable reading comfort, while this feature becomes very graphic and powerful on display sizes.