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Philippe Nicolas — Nantes, France

What is the most memorable piece of typography you have come across? “All vernacular typography. I lived for many years in Italy, and I was in love each time I came across a new (to me) vernacular old-type design on a shop-front or simply by chance somewhere along the street. Vernacular lettering can provide spirited inspiration for type design.”

Philippe Nicolas is a French graphic designer and illustrator. He works in different fields of visual design, all over the world. He says that if he is “not eating or hunting down old stuff, he’s probably doing new graphic experiments”.

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