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Hugues Gentile

Graduate of ESAD in Amiens, France. His graduation typeface there is the Latin / Bengali typeface Kumar (2016). He writes: Kumar is a multi-script (Latin & Bengali) typeface family, especially crafted for editorial work. It has a classical feeling without being too historical. Kumar Book is a sober yet generous "bookish" typeface. Its design is inspired by various references: the steady structure is borrowed from late 20th century Dutch type design while the proportions are reminiscent of early William Caslon work. Baroque influences nourished the design with subtle features that give Kumar Book its personality and avoid arid shapes. Its bold version is a useful addition for documents with a more complex hierarchy.

Kumar Bengali is driven by the same principles as the Latin, seeking for a coherent combination between the two scripts to optimize legibility. Significant early references have been used such as the Figgins Bengali from 1826 for its fluidity, yet updated with contemporary proportions. Kumar Book italic originates from an interpretation of several italics of Robert Granjon, adapted to work with the roman weight.

Marcel (2016) is based on lettering drawn by Marcel Jacno for Caractère in 1949.

During his studies in Paris, Hugues Gentile created Iganicius (2014: an angular calligraphic typeface) and drew a blackletter alphabet (2014).

In 2019, at Production Type, he designed the custom typeface Ormaie for a new Parisian perfume brand founded by Marie-Lise Jonak.

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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html