The central element of the visual system is a customized typeface [named Archives] designed with the idea of accumulation and storage. The typeface is composed of monospaced capital letters only, which string together when typed, just like books or boxes being stacked on shelves. This font is used for setting the name of the institution and all titles. — Intégral Ruedi Baur
Motter Factum serves as the complementary text face. It’s used in several of its ten styles (five weights plus italics), for stationery, calendars, and other printed matter. It’s also prominently used in Mémoire d’avenir, the quarterly journal of the Archives Nationales.
Project realized by Ruedi Baur, Chantal Grossen, Antje Kolm, Hiroyuki Tsukamoto, with coordination by Stéphanie Brabant. Read and see more about the project on the portfolio pages.