Fondation Louis Vuitton


A new landmark in the architecture of Paris. A new Horizon. And a new font named Horizon.
Collaboration with Sander VermeulenBase Design Brussels


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, there was a careful choice of which pixels should remain or not, to provide a cloudy disappearance the upper part of letters, especially in round forms. Then, the majority of non-alphabetic forms are simple light lines, reminiscence of the architectural forms the font is made to work with.