Vocations et dérives de la typographie libre, 2005–2021 is an essay about open source typography from 2005 to 2021, with a focus on what extent it influenced the font distribution process. It was written within the third year of my Bachelor studies in type design at École Estienne, then printed with school’s presses in January 2022.
The titles are made of NaN Jaune, with variable weights fromLight to Black. The font was designed by Jérémy Landes and released by NaN in 2021.
Univers Light by Adrian Frutiger (who gave lectures at École Estienne between 1952 and 1960) is used for the running text and the footnotes. It was released in 1957. I think this typeface allows a good contrast with the bold shapes of NaN Jaune typeface.
The choices of bichromy and Nan Jaune makes the booklet a bit more eyecatching than usual academic publications, and sets a hierarchy between the differents contents throughout the layout.
My introduction states:
The open-source community is wide and diverse but usually well studied when it comes to software or programming. Yet open-source typography is fairly overlooked, at least by people who are not type designers themselves.