Fondation Louis Vuitton
Designing type is not making an alphabet. Upper and lower case, numerals, punctuation, accents. And taking into account every detail is of great matter for a proper use of the typeface. Based on digital sketches by Sander Vermeulen, the Horizon font was carefully fine tuned, including the choice of which pixels should remain or not. Having a regular cloudy disappearance of the upper part of letters was a challenge, especially in round forms. Then, the majority of non-alphabetic strokes are simple light lines, reminiscence of Frank Gehry’s architectural forms, with which the font is made to belong.