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Marian, Une collection de revivals: Paul Barnes — Design envy, 19 nov. 2012


You may have seen Paul Barnes’ Marian, when it was released in early 2012 by Commercial Type. Unfortunately, Marian, Une collection de revivals, a gorgeous 56-page journey through the process and inspiration, seems to have slipped through the cracks.

Most modern type specimens try too hard to sell themselves. To call this a specimen would be an insult. Instead, it focuses on creating a deep understanding of the process, and a sincere emotional connection with the reader. Its primary purpose is to inspire and enlighten. The fact that it becomes more valuable is just a convenient by-product.

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