Lettre d'amour #5

Another letter, another favourite alphabet !
I'm starting to love this blog series because it's also a way to share work by designers I really admire.


This is the "e" from Sans Everything by Sandrine Nugue. If you are from the graphic design world you must have heard from, downloaded and used her Infini typeface.

While I admire the Infini project, I love this one infinitely more (see what I did there?). I was lucky enough to see her speak about her work not once but twice, and these letters always stuck with me.

Sans Everything stemmed from the need to create a typeface which could be stencilled and used with spray paint, as signage. If I remember well, it was for a student housing residence in northern France. Now, we all now how difficult it is to stencil letters: you need to take counters into account and make little paper bridges so they don't fall off.

Sans Everything makes intelligent use of the stencil as a constraint. This e is so cleverly built. I can't imagine the amount of work and research which must have gone into creating the different shapes.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do ! (ok, I'm not sure anyone actually can but here's to hoping)