Louize is a contemporary revival of the ‘Augustaux’ designed by Louis Perrin between 1846 and 1855, and considered as the first revival in the history of typography.

Louize mixes roman square capitals with a set of transitional / old style / incised lower case, carefully made for comfortable reading in long texts.

 

Louize is calm, discrete and steady. Roman styles have small caps, while italics are completed with swash capitals. All styles offer the signs needed for European languages written in Latin script. Hence the large amount of 5985 glyphs, distributed between the 6 styles (Regular, Medium, Bold and their italics).

 

For titling, Louize is completed with its 'sister’ Louize Display.

 

 

→  For more details about the styles and glyphs, download the specimen in PDF.

 

 

Louize Labé (1524–66), poetess.

 

Initial designed by Louis Perrin. © Musée de l’imprimerie, Lyon.

 

Title page: Miracle advenu en la Ville de Lyon…, Louis Perrin, 1875. © Musée de l’imprimerie, Lyon.

 

‘Augustaux’ type, 14 points, in Luigi Cibrario, Versi a Gina. © Musée de l’imprimerie, Lyon.

 

Scientific publishing: Eric Grossenbacher, Catalogue raisonné des plantes vasculaires du Jura bernois, du canton du Jura et du Laufonnais, Société jurassienne d’Émulation, Porrentruy, 2012.

 

Idem.

 

Literary publishing: Pierre Ganne, Claudel, humour, joie et liberté, Éditions du Tricorne, Geneva, 2012.

 

Kerning is made for ‘ch’ and ‘ck’ to respect the traditional narrow spacing of those pairs in German texts. Luce Irigaray, Das Mysterium Marias, Les Éditions du Crieur public, Hamburg, 2011.

 

White text on dark background: Miguel D. Norambuena, Terra incognita, Je t’aime beaucoup, Moi-je, Éditions du Tricorne, Geneva, 2011.

 

Gloss: François Boespflug, Les pélerins d’Emmaüs dans l’œuvre d’Arcabas et dans l’histoire de l’art, Scriptoria, Chasselay, 2011.

 

Promotional booklet. Design Huz & Bosshard.

 

© Musée de l’imprimerie, Lyon.