Written by Alejandro Lo Celso  |  November 24th, 2010

The Perec case: A multifaceted, unclassifiable, ongoing project

I wanted to share some of the design process and ideas behind the Perec type system. The family is inspired by the work of celebrated French writer Georges Perec, tireless detective of words, numbers, and language games. This is an ongoing (hopefully finishable) project. It couldn’t be otherwise, Georges would have liked that I believe.  read


Written by Alejandro Lo Celso  |  December 24th, 2004

Serial Type Families. From Romulus to Thesis

I wrote this essay in 2000 when I was a student at the MA in Type Design at the University of Reading. I intended to explore the history and development of multi-style type families across the 20th century. Nowadays the idea of 'series' is much present in current type industry, almost every new family comes in different styles. Fluid digital technology on one side, the constant push of the font industry on the other, have all made type design to challenge traditional classification approaches. In that sense I think this text has still some contribution to make.  read