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Theorie Custom Font Coppers and Brasses
Theorie Custom Font Coppers and Brasses
Theorie Custom Font Coppers and Brasses
Theorie Custom Font Coppers and Brasses
Theorie Custom Font Coppers and Brasses

Théorie

2014

Designers


Client

  • UQAM

The UQAM's Bureau de Design asked us to create a custom typeface for the Bâtisseurs of the science faculty, a yearly award that goes to a member of staff who greatly contributed, through their work for the university, to the influence and the recognition of the institution in their respective fields. The award itself takes the shape of a commemorative plaque installed on the university's science faculty campus. The plaques, designed by the Bureau de Design, are shaped, cut and etched in a single piece of metal. The recipient's name is laser cut through the plaque, therefore, the typeface needed to be a stencil typeface so the counters of the characters stayed nicely in place. We decided to go with a humanist style, along with calligraphically placed stencil cuts in order to keep some warmth and humaneness, focussing on the person behind the award.