Per Nilsson: typography Travel Posters
Mixing architecture, history and typography, Swedish engineer Per Nilsson turned creative, is illustrating iconic landmarks with well-known type fonts.
Based around the typefaces Futura, Garamond and Helvetica, each piece explores the type designer’s national roots via its respective national architecture, and includes the typeface creator’s name and the year it was conceived.
Futura was drawn in 1927 by the German designer Paul Renner and was launched as “the typeface for our time”. The characteristics of Futura are the pointy tops on A and M. Just like the pyramids. Today Futura is used by everyone from large corporations to art galleries – simply the typeface for our time!
Helvetica was drawn in 1957 by the Swiss designer Max Miedinger. The goal was to find a neutral typeface to be used everywhere, without creating any associations. One could say he succeeded since Helvetica is used just about everywhere and has been model to a range of new typefaces.
Claude Garamond worked in Paris n in the 16th century and drew a font to be used in a series of books on commission by the French king Francis the 1st. The typeface got spread around Europe only when Claude died and the types were sold to a book printer in Antwerpen.
The collection can be viewed and bought at Nordic Design Collective.