The work of Brice Tourneux for Paris Musée d’Orsay


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.