That Geometry, Astronomy,

Perspective, Musick, Navigation, Architecture, &c. are excellent Sciences,

all that know but their very Names will confess. Yet to what purpose would Geometry serve, were it not to contrive Rules for Handy-Works? Or how could Astronomy be known to any perfection but by Instruments made by Hand?

What Perspective should we have to delight our Sight? What Musick to ravish our Ears? What Navigation to Guard and Enrich our Country? Or what Architecture to defend us from the Inconveniencies of different Weather, without Manual Operations? Or how waste and useless would many of the Productions of this and other Counties be, were it not for Manufactures. To dive into the Original of the Mechanicks is impossible, therefore I shall not offer at it, only I shall say, it is Rational to think, that the Mechanicks began with Man, he being the only Creature that Nature has imposed most Necessity upon to use it, endow’d with greatest Reason to contrive it, and adapted with properest Members as Instruments to perform it. Nor is it easie to find by any Authority, what part of the Mechanicks was first Practised by Man, therefore I shall wave that too, and only consider, that if we our selves were the first Men, what Branch of the Mechanicks we should first Need, and have recourse to. Moxon.

Design info


Gemeli is built upon the same simple, human framework as its counterpart Cogito, but its vertical stroke endings lend it a crisper, machined appearance and strikingly different personality. This is an attribute it shares with modern Humanist sans serifs like Frutiger, but this creation is just a tad looser, reflecting some of the informal air of another vertically-sheered sans: Antique Olive. These multi-faceted design qualities are made even more useful by Gemeli’s extended family tree — five weights and italics, a monospaced companion (Gemeli Mono), and the ink-trapped Gemeli Micro, a small-print agate that doubles as a display face.

Design: Jean-Baptiste Levée. Team: Maxime Fittes, Emmanuel Besse.

Gemeli specimen

Character set