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    Benoît Bodhuin: Mineral

Benoit Bodhuin's back with Mineral, another fine piece of experimental type

Posted by James Cartwright,

Experimental type designer Benoît Bodhuin has already earned a reputation for creating bold font families that shake up the status quo of legibility, formality and structural consistency, instead opting for marks that provoke a reaction in their reader and transform the rhythm of reading itself. He’s already produced two faces that we’ve proudly featured on the site, Marriane and ZIGZAG, and his third moves on apace from the last, experimenting further with broken lines and oversized pixels in place of smooth curves and clean lines.

“Mineral is glittering writing fractured into multiple tetragonal splinters, rectangular modules slightly spaced, like quartz and pixels,” says Benoît, which we think describes the font nicely. But the proof of the pudding is in the eating and in its short life Mineral has already been picked up and used in creative applications, from event signage at a graphic design school to a web doc about co-working. Success all round!

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    Benoît Bodhuin: Mineral (used by Florette Eymenier)

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    Benoît Bodhuin: Mineral (used by Florette Eymenier)

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    Benoît Bodhuin: Mineral (used by Florette Eymenier)

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    Benoît Bodhuin: Mineral (used by Florette Eymenier)

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    Benoît Bodhuin: Mineral (used by Florette Eymenier)

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    Benoît Bodhuin: Mineral (used by ESA)

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    Benoît Bodhuin: Mineral (used by ESA)

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    Benoît Bodhuin: Mineral (used by ESA)

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.