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MAGNÉTIQUE SAINT SANS CENT

100 years of modernism in 1 typeface: to cover a century of friendship between Jean (Hans) Arp and Max Ernst typographically—from Dada to Surrealism, from Concrete Art to contemporary reception—we developed Magnétique Saint Sans Cent exclusively for the exhibtion catalog Der Arp ist da!—Der Max ist da! The open type font consists of more than 1000 glyphs, and several titling sets. We used special letters for the type composings of the cover and the titles of the chapters (both artists were masters of language, too), all-caps headlines, and a crisp textface-set for comfortable reading.

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The name refers to André Breton’s surrealist book Les Champs magnétiques (an artist both Arp and Ernst were acquainted with), as well as to Max Ernst’s graphic montage novel La femme 100 tétes. It literally means Magnetic Saint Without a Cent.



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