The work of Brice Tourneux for Paris Musée d’Orsay

27/09/2016

Musée d’Orsay, one of Paris' most iconic museums, requested Brice Tourneux for the design of the Charles Gleyre exhibition catalog that it co-edited with Hazan publishing. Brice Tourneux used Granville for the entire catalogue. He says: “The melancholic and shadeless universe of Gleyre was a call for sobriety and restrain, devoid of any eccentricity. I wished for a classical typography that could come from a humane sans serif. Granville seemed perfect for the job. The exhibition catalog includes a lot of text that I wanted to set in large sizes. Granville was well-suited, as it gave a light and elegant mood whilst remaining subtle and sober. With only one regret: I wish there was a Display version for the setting of headlines.”
Fortunately, the Display variants of Granville, featuring the delicate hairlines and the narrow stature of a titling face, are on their way.