Sean Kuhnke – Carte Antique
“Carte Antique” is a dysfunctional font family based on the eccentric lettering on French school maps produced in Paris between 1880 and 1970. The earliest maps of this period featured toponyms that were engraved in reverse directly onto zinc plates. The workflow eventually changed, with the text later being lettered in ink and then used to expose specifically primed zinc plates. Regardless of the exact process, these maps share a similar root in the topographic models of the Baton typeface. The new family is applied to a mapping of Lausanne, from the perspective of skateboarders.