Slatkine & Compagnie
Two publishers creating a new house: what could be better than a typeface to define their identity?
Collaboration with Base Design Geneva.
Slatkine & Compagnie is a publishing house, with headquarters both in France and Switzerland, where the Slatkine family works in the book trade since four generations. As publishers of contemporary literature, they needed a personal yet classical font, with a good readability in text size. Relatively large, the Slatkine font provides a comfortable reading experience. It is partly inspired by Giovanni Mardersteig and Charles Malin’s Zeno, with contemporary choices. Fitted to book productions, it has a series of titling capitals, devoted to drop initials. Its italic is calm and serene. Ready to set page-turners.
As almost all Nonpareille typefaces, Slatkine provides accents for all European languages using the Latin alphabet.
Typical features are the spur of ‘G’, the large ear on top left part of ‘N’, and long curly leg in ‘R’. Also, serifs are generally not symmetrical.
Designed for literary books, the font offers alternate forms for large initials.