Patchwork, a literary review set in Parisine Plus by Sébastien Lordez

Patchwork is a small literary review. Once every four months or so, each new issue presents a “patchwork” of authors’ texts from various places. For headlines, Sébastien Lordez has selected Parisine Plus in order to reinforce the idea of writing and drawing.

Sebastien Lordez is an accomplished graphic designer. He works and lives in Lille, where he has set up his own studio in 2007 after graduating from five years in School of Fine Arts. He mainly practices graphic design in the cultural field, working with museums, galleries, art networks, music bands, etc.

Parisine Plus, a great titling typeface

Patchwork, a literary review set in Parisine Plus by Sébastien Lordez

Patchwork, a literary review set in Parisine Plus by Sébastien Lordez
Parisine Plus used on the cover of Patchwork literary review.

As the review is all about “content”, Sébastien Lordez has decided to design it like a small book. He explains that he wanted to find a highly readable typeface for the body text, yet not too much ‘visible’ nor ‘classical’ as the featured authors are contemporary ones. For body text, Sébastien uses Charter, that fills the job perfectly, as it’s a contemporary take of Pierre-Simon Fournier’s typeface.

For headlines, having in mind the idea of writing and drawing, Sébastien explains that he wanted a sanserif, in order to contrast well with the contemporary Fournier, the serif typeface already selected. Because he already owns a license and that he has already used Parisine Plus in the past, he immediately felt that these both typefaces used together will bring the right tone to Patchwork, the literary review. Sébastien Lordez has strengthened his titling choice because of Typofonderie reputation:

When it comes to find a simple, humanist sanserif, Typofonderie is always an excellent place to find the right solution.

Patchwork, a literary review set in Parisine Plus by Sébastien Lordez

Patchwork, a literary review set in Parisine Plus by Sébastien Lordez

Patchwork, a literary review set in Parisine Plus by Sébastien Lordez
Parisine Plus used inside the publication. Here above a great use of w as a typographic pattern.

Parisine Plus in use by Sébastien Lordez

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