NaN Success is the latest release by Jérémy Landes at Berlin-based label NaN. The three sub-families—Success Titling, Success Sans, and Success Text—all answer, separately and together different questions and challenges raised by typography. It carries without shame the many idiosyncrasies that can make an interesting titling typeface today. Jérémy Landes drew on his obsession with organic curves and his affinity for stylistic contrasts, a kind of Frankensteinian type monster family.
Late Art-Nouveau inspired typefaces, De Vinne, Louis Jou, mixed with a healthy amount of alien goo, he brought the master Success Titling sub-family to life. This display sub-family is packed with an insane 280 ligatures for both the Latin and Cyrillic scripts. In that, Success is an out-of-the-box titling machine for designers. But because this wasn’t enough, Success Titling was augmented with innovative multi-width ligatures and alternates, meaning that compressed and wide glyphs are mixed in with its ligatures providing an inimitable hand-lettered feeling.
As a whole, Success stands as box of tools that might as well never been used together, but that can deliver surprisingly diverse tones of voice.
15% of Success revenue is donated to the NGO ClientEarth, which advocates for climate justice by bringing leaders and major corporations to speak the partnership with ClientEarth ensures that climate action is mindful of inclusion and equity, giving real hope for meaningful results.
To help bring legal action and address the root causes of the environmental crisis, the foundry has decided to offer a 100% discounted license to use Success for any conservation, sustainability, or environmental justice project.