Aperçu was started in December 2009, and was tried & tested throughout a number of design commissions. The conceit behind Aperçu was to create a synopsis or amalgamation of classic realist typefaces: Johnston, Gill Sans, Neuzeit & Franklin Gothic. Becoming, a sum of parts, building upon its initial reference points to create an extensive and usable family.
Since its release in August 2010, Aperçu quickly found its position in the market, being used across a variety of different media and sectors around the world across a multitude of touchpoints. Utilised by leading visual institutions such as MOMA, Burberry, De Wiels, Zeit Magazine and the Walker Art Centre amongst many others.
Aperçu is available in both a proportional family of eight weights — Thin, ExtraLight, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, ExtraBold and Black — with corresponding italics, as well as a Monospaced type family of four weights — Light, Regular, Medium and Bold. license in four flavours; Standard (‘STD’), Professional (‘PRO’), Arabic (‘ARABIC’) and Thai (‘THAI’). The PRO variant contains language support for Cyrillic and Greek scripts, alongside numerous OpenType features and stylistic alternatives. The Arabic variant contains the PRO variant alongside language support for Arabic script. The Thai variant contains the PRO variant alongside language support for Thai script.
Aperçu Arabic and Thai script is available in four base weights — Light, Regular, Medium and Bold.