Kommune is a typeface inspired by the vernacular shop- and promotion letterings of Burkina Faso. Originally designed as a stencil 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, it is now also available in a new version as a normal, non stencil typeface.
Kommune comes in three versions:
Basic (8 weights), Display & Stencil (capitals only—providing two styles, 4 weights each).
It is a reverse-contrast typeface. In its’ lighter weights it combines elegant hairlines with by Brutalism inspired round corners and heavy horizontals.