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Aubusson, a brand new typeface from Paris-based Black Foundry, is impressed by the six centuries-old custom of scenic tapestries born in Aubusson, a small city in Central France. Designer Franck Jalleau immersed himself in learning the patterns and textures of conventional tapestry-making after visiting the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie, a museum devoted to preserving the craft.

From this analysis, Jalleau’s Aubusson typeface took form. 

Aubusson is exclusive in that it combines precision with a home made contact. Although it’s a monospaced font, it by no means feels confined. 

Aubusson captures the essence of the grid-like patterns shaped by the interwoven threads whereas infusing a way of heat and natural calligraphy-inspired shapes to mirror the artistry of the tapestries.

Jalleau expanded on his preliminary idea with Gentle to Black weights in each Roman and Italic kinds. Headlines, within the placing Black weight, are solely in Roman and never a part of the variable font.

Aubusson has a powerful glyph set to accommodate various language wants and an added layer of dingbats so as to add character to designs. Designers who search class with operate will love working with Aubusson. 

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