June 2018

New typeface: Beausite Classic

Beausite is a typeface that applies contrast on a neogrotesque skeleton. The initial release offered 3 levels of contrast: Grand, Slick and Fit. It soon became evident that the family needed a version without contrast, to complete the system and create an interesting tool for designers working today.
Revisiting the neogrotesque archetype, Beausite Classic does not attempt to be revolutionary. But we wanted to do more than simply creating another modernist sans serif. We spent more than two and a half years developing and improving the shapes in orders to create a design that feels both contemporary, with its geometric touches, and long lasting.
Additionally, Beausite Classic includes 19 OpenType stylistic sets. Some offer practical alternates like a one-story a, one stroke K, or round dots instead of square. Others reference the history of modernism or Art Deco, such as uppercase letters inspired by Bifur, a typeface designed by Cassandre (who also created Peignot, an inspiration for the original Beausite), and a set inspired by Bauhaus typography. Finally, some sets push the concept to its extreme, with reversed and mixed contrast.
Have a look at this page, or in the PDF specimen, for a complete overview of the alternates and what Beausite has to offer.

Beausite Classic comes in 10 weights with their italic partners for 20 styles covering all possible needs. All styles include with a full character set for western and eastern european languages, and a number of OpenType features. Some alternates are currently only available in the upright styles.

Designed by Yassin Baggar, with Anton Koovit and Selina Bernet.
Photography by Nayan Graf Quartier
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