Major custom typography spotlights “a minor state of flux”
Back in March, a group exhibition with works that invite the idea of fluidity, rotation and mutation as part of their existence made headlines in Amsterdam. The exhibition “A minor state of flux” tested playfully the true scope of (human) perception. “What do we register, what passes us by and thus goes unnoticed? How do we determine what is valuable or useless when everything just moves forward in the same forward-motion? Is it physically possible to ever see the same painting twice when physiological, political and social conditions perpetually shift?” The works in the exhibition, seen through a scientific framework, echoed the questions in a philosophical manner.
Emphasizing the fluidity of the theme the publication designed by Roosje Klap and Pauline Le Pape (Atelier Roosje Klap) brought spectacular typographic experiments into the concept of the exhibition which was generously made possible with the support of Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, Stichting Stokroos and Arti et Amicitiae. The custom typeface, designed by Le Pappe herself, Tacite Light is “the end result of a long process”.
“I began to design Tacite when I was a type design student in Paris; started to put things into perspective as an intern in Amsterdam; actively worked on it again as a graphic design student at KABK in The Hague; and then returned to it again as a type design student back in Paris when I graduated last year. I finally released Tacite Light this year, as a graphic and type designer based in Amsterdam” she told Grafik. Check more of this sharp yet round, light yet strong type here.