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Archives Nationales identity and journal

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Nov 4th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Cover of Mémoire d’avenir n° 1, February–April 2010.
    Source: https://www.irb-paris.eu Intégral Ruedi Baur. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover of Mémoire d’avenir n° 1, February–April 2010.

    Like Motter Sans and Motter Ductus, Motter Factum belongs to Othmar Motter’s later typeface designs that are aimed rather at text than display use.

    Designed in 1998 and digitized by Lucas de Groot, the low-contrast semi slab was chosen by Intégral Ruedi Baur for the visual identity of the French National Archives, developed in 2009.

    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.

    Cover of Mémoire d’avenir n° 1, February–April 2010.
    Source: https://www.irb-paris.eu Intégral Ruedi Baur. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Spreads from Mémoire d’avenir n° 1, February–April 2010.

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    Source: http://www.motterfonts.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    Cover of Mémoire d’avenir n° 1, February–April 2010.
    Source: http://www.irb-paris.eu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Business card.

    Cover of Mémoire d’avenir n° 1, February–April 2010.
    Source: https://www.irb-paris.eu Intégral Ruedi Baur. License: All Rights Reserved.

    New Year’s greeting cards.

    Cover of Mémoire d’avenir n° 1, February–April 2010.
    Source: https://www.irb-paris.eu Intégral Ruedi Baur. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Calendar.

    Cover of Mémoire d’avenir n° 1, February–April 2010.
    Source: http://www.archives-nationales.culture.gouv.fr Archives Nationales. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Page from Mémoire d’avenir n° 35, July–September 2019. Graphic design by Léa Pinard.

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