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Perahim, la Parade Sauvage

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 20th, 2017. Artwork published in .
Perahim, la Parade Sauvage 1
Source: Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg. License: All Rights Reserved.

Catalog for the exhibition Perahim, la Parade Sauvage at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg:

Draftsman, painter, illustrator and scenographer, Jules Perahim (1914–2008) is a major figure in the Romanian avant-garde. He’s the author of an abundant œuvre, both dreamlike and engaged, which he developed first in Bucharest and later in France. As a regular contributor to avant-garde journals, he later turned his attention to surrealism, while remaining very close to literature. Several trips to Africa left a mark on his painting, giving rise to vast dream landscapes. The catalog contains some one hundred pictorial and graphic works, as well as various documents and magazines, in which one can immerse onself in the constantly renewed fantasy and humor of an artist with frantic imagination.

A typographic equivalent of this was found in Magnificat, the superbly choreographed multistroke orgy dreamt up by Friedrich Peter in the early 1970s.

The secondary typeface is Larish Neue. Together with Atlas Grotesk, it is also used for the interior (not pictured).

Perahim, la Parade Sauvage 2
Source: Rovo. License: All Rights Reserved.
Perahim, la Parade Sauvage 3
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  • Magnificat
  • Larish Neue




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2 Comments on “Perahim, la Parade Sauvage

  1. I counted at least three renditions of the lowercase “g” for this typeface. Other lowercase characters with two each would be the a, d, h, r, y, and z.  The uppercase characters have no alternates.

  2. Robert,

    That’s interesting. Where did you see these? The glyph set included in a 1973 catalog by Letraset as well as the Letragraphica sheets (see below) show one alternate for each of these letters: a d g h r z. I haven’t seen a third g or an alternate y.

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