German Design Award
Detailed character sets, language support, opentype features and additional informations can be found here.
‘Octobre’, named after the ‘Octobre en Normandie Festival’, is based on an agglomeration of pixel-like squares and a low-resolution bitmap aesthetic suggesting the early days of computers. The letters are designed as solid bricks, and with a pattern of missing parts that suggests stencil letters. Apeloig created the font during a 1993/94 residency at the Villa Medici, the French Academy of Art in Rome. The experimental typeface evokes the festival’s program of dance and music (both classical and contemporary), performed by world-renowned conductors and musicians.