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Matorral

Designed by Bureau Brut
Published in 2019
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About Matorral


8 styles
Designed by Bureau Brut in 2016,
with the help of Baptiste Lecanu (intern)
Published in 2019

Matorral originates from the single-weight bespoke typeface we designed for the identity of Musée de la Poterie de La Borne (Ceramics Museum of La Borne). A sturdy creation whose contoured shapes allude to the handiwork of the craftsman, it draws inspiration from typefaces released at the end of the 19th-early 20th century that similarly explore possible connections between tradition and modernity. Matorral borrows some of their details, notably the t from Fritz H. Ehmcke’s Ehmcke Antiqua (Flinsch, 1908) and the R from William F. Capitain’s Caxton Old Style (Marder, Luse & Co., 1889), but also features an M with a distinctive “Marseille vibe“ (it is inspired by the monogram of René Dufaure de Montmirail, founder of the Olympique de Marseille football club, 1899). Italic versions intensify these principles. The typeface has kept its original energy and its stocky and packed look, but it has been optimised for text setting: its proportions are more conventional—even if the x-height is still generous—, contrasts are more nuanced, and new weights are available. Its name derives from some of its sharpest details—the terminal without teardrops, for instance—which give it an overall “dry” feel reminiscent of the warm, arid climate of Mediterranean islands such as Corsica or Sicily.

 

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🡦 Bold

Avignon

🡦 Bold Italic

Marseille

🡦 Regular

Chorges

🡦 Italic

Briançon

🡦 Bold + Bold Italic

An immense track,
of dazzling whiteness,
marked the passage
of the animal.

🡦 Medium + Medium Italic

As to its dimensions,
I could only conjecture
them to be admirably
proportioned.

🡦 Regular + Italic

As to its dimensions,
I could only conjecture
them to be admirably
proportioned.

🡦 Bold + Bold Italic

A cry of fury broke from everyone! At noon we were no further advanced than at eight o’clock in the morning. The captain then decided to take more direct means. “Ah!” said he, “that animal goes quicker than the Abraham Lincoln. Very well! we will see whether it will escape these conical bullets. Send your men to the forecastle, sir.” The forecastle gun was immediately loaded and slewed round. But the shot passed some feet above the cetacean, which was half a mile off. “Another, more to the right,” cried the commander, “and five dollars to whoever An old gunner with a grey beard—that I can see now—with steady eye and grave face, went up to the gun and took a long aim. A loud report was heard, with which were mingled the cheers of the crew. The bullet did its work; it hit the animal, and, sliding off the rounded surface, was lost in two miles depth of sea.

🡦 Medium + Medium Italic

A cry of fury broke from everyone! At noon we were no further advanced than at eight o’clock in the morning. The captain then decided to take more direct means. “Ah!” said he, “that animal goes quicker than the Abraham Lincoln. Very well! we will see whether it will escape these conical bullets. Send your men to the forecastle, sir.” The forecastle gun was immediately loaded and slewed round. But the shot passed some feet above the cetacean, which was half a mile off. “Another, more to the right,” cried the commander, “and five dollars to whoever An old gunner with a grey beard—that I can see now—with steady eye and grave face, went up to the gun and took a long aim. A loud report was heard, with which were mingled the cheers of the crew. The bullet did its work; it hit the animal, and, sliding off the rounded surface, was lost in two miles depth of sea.

🡦 Regular + Italic

A cry of fury broke from everyone! At noon we were no further advanced than at eight o’clock in the morning. The captain then decided to take more direct means. “Ah!” said he, “that animal goes quicker than the Abraham Lincoln. Very well! we will see whether it will escape these conical bullets. Send your men to the forecastle, sir.” The forecastle gun was immediately loaded and slewed round. But the shot passed some feet above the cetacean, which was half a mile off. “Another, more to the right,” cried the commander, “and five dollars to whoever An old gunner with a grey beard—that I can see now—with steady eye and grave face, went up to the gun and took a long aim. A loud report was heard, with which were mingled the cheers of the crew. The bullet did its work; it hit the animal, and, sliding off the rounded surface, was lost in two miles depth of sea.

🡦 Book + Book Italic

A cry of fury broke from everyone! At noon we were no further advanced than at eight o’clock in the morning. The captain then decided to take more direct means. “Ah!” said he, “that animal goes quicker than the Abraham Lincoln. Very well! we will see whether it will escape these conical bullets. Send your men to the forecastle, sir.” The forecastle gun was immediately loaded and slewed round. But the shot passed some feet above the cetacean, which was half a mile off. “Another, more to the right,” cried the commander, “and five dollars to whoever An old gunner with a grey beard—that I can see now—with steady eye and grave face, went up to the gun and took a long aim. A loud report was heard, with which were mingled the cheers of the crew. The bullet did its work; it hit the animal, and, sliding off the rounded surface, was lost in two miles depth of sea.

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