Battling is a geometric sans serif inspired by the ‘Universelles’ types, distributed by the Dutreix typefoundry, in Limoges, in the 1930’s. They were probably designed to challenge the ‘Europe’ (French name of Paul Renner’s Futura) in the field of modernist sans serifs. Battling is a robust and raw typeface, which retain the clumsiness
of its original model. So, it has a kind of ‘teenager vim’, rough and rowdy.
Battling is available in four weights (light, regular, medium, bold) with their correspondent italics. In the medium and bold weights, it offers a set of titling capitals, ornamented with a thin line of light. Battling also has arrows and roman numerals in small capitals.
→ For more details about the styles and glyphs, download the spécimen in PDF.
Alexandre Vialatte (1901-1971), great and wonderful writer.
Poster (detail). Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche-sur-Saône. Design: © Atelier Perluette.
Postcards. Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche-sur-Saône. Design: © Atelier Perluette.