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FRAC Lorraine

Contributed by Thomas Hirter on Jul 12th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Permanent intervention at the piegon tower with the coordinates, as a public signal of the Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain de Lorraine in Metz (France).
    Nik Thoenen & Maia Gusberti in collaboration with Annja Krautgasser. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Permanent intervention at the piegon tower with the coordinates, as a public signal of the Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain de Lorraine in Metz (France).

    The FRAC font was designed by Nik Thoenen in 2003 to create a new signage and thereafter also the corporate design for the Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine (FRAC). The design of the typeface is based on a 7×7 dot grid inspired by early CAD-fonts, using only capital letters. The lower case letters are laid out with arrows.

    The hand painted typography with the coordinates at the pigeon tower and the listing of all artist names of purchased works are permanent interventions with lime paint and will disappear over time. The signage opposes architecture and the patrimonial aspect of the place.

    See also this post with posters designed for FRAC 2003–2011.

    Permanent intervention at the piegon tower with the coordinates, as a public signal of the Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain de Lorraine in Metz (France).
    Nik Thoenen & Maia Gusberti in collaboration with Annja Krautgasser. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Permanent intervention at the piegon tower with the listing of all artist names of purchased works. The inscriptions are applied with lime paint and will disappear over time.

    Permanent intervention at the piegon tower with the coordinates, as a public signal of the Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain de Lorraine in Metz (France).
    Nik Thoenen & Maia Gusberti in collaboration with Annja Krautgasser. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Permanent intervention at the piegon tower with the listing of all artist names of purchased works. The inscriptions are applied with lime paint and will disappear over time.

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