Jardins (Gardens) was an exhibition presented at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais. Paris-based studio Prototype designed the accompanying catalog.
For the book typography, Aurore Jannin and Laurent Pinon chose Trianon, Loïc Sander’s contemporary and expansive interpretation of the Didot genre. The typeface collection is utilized in a range of styles, including small caps and italics. Trianon Text serves for the body copy, with oldstyle figures and its characteristic rounded guillemets. The main text blocks are set justified with shaped corners – a treatment apparently made in reference to the layouts found in the jardin à la française. In order to keep the blocks nicely solid, paragraph breaks are marked by pilcrows (¶) instead of blank lines or indents. Trianon comes in several optical sizes. The sturdy shapes of its Caption cut guarantee good readability also in smaller sizes, like in the marginal notes. Headings are set in Trianon’s Display cut, which is distinguished by greater contrast and sharp, sculpted bracketing.
Trianon is paired with InProgress by Superscript². The sans serif with the eye-catching capital S comes in for subheadings and author’s names. The angular path-like wordmark on the cover is custom lettering.