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.
Kommune Inline combines the two extreme weights of Kommune within just one. It is inspired by fancy patterns and groovy shapes of the 1970ies.
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.
Available at Laïc: Type Foundry
My regards go to the wonderful Glyphs team.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to Maciej Polczynski, Laïc: Type Foundry.
The Kommune Riso type specimen
Accompanying the release of Kommune at Laïc:Type Foundry, I designed and printed an A6 Risograph type specimen booklet, dedicated to the idea of community.
The booklet was printed at Auge Lorenz’ Risoorkan, Berlin-Wedding.
Francis Kéré—Radically Simple