herman de vries - to be all ways to beValiz
For Valiz
Published by Valiz
170mm x 240mm
288 pages

For the exhibition, identity and the publication ‘herman de vries, to be all ways to be’ Remco van Bladel transformed the Futura typeface by Paul Renner into a specially customized version, called ‘natura’. herman de vries has been using the Futura typeface for more than four decades throughout his work. The ‘natura’, which consists only of lower case letters, contains some of the glyphs Renner originally designed in 1925, which were slightly more geometrical than the original Futura. We made a of variables to define the shape of each of these original glyphs through chance operations, thus making the individual letters of the ‘natura’ both identical yet slightly different as well.