Design + Motion

A birthday present for Godard

Today is Jean-Luc Godard’s 80th birthday. To honour their hero, design studio Atelier Carvalho Bernau has created the Jean-Luc typeface which is available for free from their website

The typeface is based on the lettering used in the title sequences for the films. “We didn’t find out who originally made the lettering for these two movies,” they say. “Some speculate it could have been Godard himself – Godard’s interest in graphic design and typography is clear, with many of his other films employing such strong typography-only titles and intertitles.”

You can download the font here