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Solide Mirage

A custom open-source typeface designed for the music band Frànçois And The Atlas Mountains.
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Solide Mirage is a custom font designed for the band Frànçois And The Altas Mountains.

Solide Mirage is a display face inspired by both the Didone genre and the music of Frànçois And The Atlas Mountains. Unicase, it encourages the user to stir lowercases and uppercases together. If the caps remains quite classical, the lowercases show a stronger temperament. All the lowercases that should have ascenders or descenders, as the b, d, p or q are the most surprising, with their compressed shapes and long serifs. Solide Mirage began as a squared monospaced typeface, for practical layout reasons, was quickly followed by a proportional companion, a narrower design allowing subtler text layouts. Both typefaces have ornamental alternates A, O and V inheriting the zig-zag spirit of the album cover created by the visual artist Tatiana Defraine. A small set of ornaments completes the letter shapes for flourishing layouts.

Solide Mirage is available on Velvetyne Type Foundry.

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