Kommune Family is growing
by Laic: Type Foundry
The Kommune family is inspired by the vernacular shop- and promotion letterings of Burkina Faso. Originally Verena Gerlach designed it as a stencil (uppercase only) typeface for the solo show and accompanying catalogue of Burkina Faso born Architect Francis Kéré (famous for his Laongo Opera Village and communal school buildings) at the Architekturmuseum der TUM, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.
Additional to its’ already continued and at Laïc: Type Foundry released Display and Stencil versions it is now also available in a new version containing upper and lowercase letters in eight weights. Kommune is a reverse-contrast typeface. In its’ lighter weights it combines elegant hairlines with by Brutalism inspired round corners and heavy horizontals.
Another special variant of Kommune is Kommune Inline. It combines the two extreme weights of Kommune within just one. It is inspired by fancy patterns and groovy shapes of the 1970s, only designed and available as a special treat to celebrate the second birthday of Laïc: Type Foundry.
Foundry: Laïc: Type Foundry
Designer: Verena Gerlach
Release date: May 9th, 2020
Weights: Basic (8 weights), Display & Stencil (capitals only—providing two styles, 4 weights each)
Prices: Single style: € 30.–, family of 8 styles: € 170.–
You can get the test version via email