OpenType Features

OT features shown in the image above are available in the font.
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Characterset & Language support

Supported Languages:
Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swissgerman, Tagalog

Supported Character Set Tables:
Unicode Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement


 Design Information


Designer: Philippe Apeloig, www.apeloig.com
Development: Nouvelle Noire
Year: 2013

The font “Izocel” started with only a few letters designed for the cover of “O Mensch!,” a limited edition boxed portfolio. The sheets of music inside the box constitute a facsimile of composer Pascal Dusapin’s original handwritten score for a Lieder cycle based on the poems of Friedrich Niestzsche. Apeloig was invited to design the boxed set. For the title page he created a typeface that reflects the music’s mysterious, visceral mood.
The cover page pronounces “O Mensch”. The two words are composed of letterforms that mix thin lines with solid triangular shapes. These are unaligned and move above and below the top- and baselines. Like musical notes or sounds, they move rhythmically up and down. Izocel’s restrained design creates a compelling aesthetic yet nearly defies legibility.


 In use samples


© Philippe Apeloig




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