Introducing Nespresso typeface

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I’m absolutely happy to share with you this great Nespresso project started back in 2013 at ZeCraft. The bespoke Nespresso alphabet can be definited as geometric mono-linear typeface. Some of its details come from vernacular italian lettering style, when other elements are typical from Art-déco style. Nespresso use typical Italian vocabulary for its products, following the same path, Nespresso typeface aim is to strenghten Italian typographic style, even as a delicate, subtile homage to the home of the best coffee in the world.

nespresso-typeface by ZeCraft

Born during Art-déco period (circa 30’s), geometric sanserifs are a synonym of pleasure, parties, nightlife, couture, bistro, brasseries. We can find this typographic style in Italy, Spain, France, United Kingdom and USA at the time. Today, because of the iconic Chanel brand designed in a Art-déco typeface style, such letterforms are strongly associated to luxury. Nespresso fonts works well in every weights, and sizes. It is a very open, legible typeface that will bring to body texts a good readibility. In large headlines, titlings, its purity and unique design will bring a timeless elegance, specific to Nespresso branding. This new typeface, created for FutureBrand is the quest for excellence that reveals the essence of the Nespresso brand.

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nespresso-font champs elysees
nespresso-font champs elysees

First appearance of the Nespresso typeface was for the flagship store on the avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris along the first commercial featuring George Clooney and Jean Dujardin.

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— More on ZeCraft page about Nespresso font.
— Article in french about Nespresso typeface on Usine Nouvelle.
— See also FutureBrand.

Jean François Porchez, 12 November 2014