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.

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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)