ShowUsYourType Paris

Type design inspired by Paris, France, created in response to a brief by ShowUsYourType.
It takes inspiration namely from Paris’ famous, otherworldly, brutalist architecture and housing estates, and their incongruous beauty and elegance, captured in, among other places, Laurent Kronental’s photo series ‘Souvenir d’un Futur’.
A three by four grid is initially used to dissect overlapping letters in various serif typefaces; resulting letter slices from different typefaces are then spliced back together to recreate a new, gracious, yet angular letterform.