Aperçu was started in December 2009, and was trialled & tested throughout a number of design commissions into 2010. 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, De Wiels, Zeit Magazine and the Walker Art Centre amongst many others.
Between its release in 2010 and the present day, numerous extensions into further weights, extended language support and enhanced OpenType features allow for dynamic control across a wide range of outputs.
In 2018, Aperçu was extended into Arabic, and is now available in four base weights of Light, Regular, Medium and Bold. Support for Thai and Vietnamese will be following shortly.