Since 2003, Claude Closky has designed typefaces after the names of ski resorts. Starting with a basic Arial typefaces, he comes up with a sample according to what the resort name suggests both literally and figuratively. Verbier, for instance, conjures up verbiage, Gstaad a doubling of vowels, and les 2 Alpes an overlapping of letters, etc.
For an edition of 10 silkscreen posters produced by FR66, Closky used his typefaces for various comments on the resorts left on Trip Advisor by a number of Internet users, a highly instructive look at the clichés and expectations of the winter-sports consumer. For Première étoile, dernier flocon, Closky produced a new typeface and designed 3 postcards featuring ski resorts in Haute-Savoie.
Publisher: La Villa du Parc, centre d'art contemporain
Number of pages: 3 models
Size: 10 x 15 cm
Graphic design: Claude Closky
Price: 1.5€ per unit, 3€ for the 3