This new typeface by François Rappo explores the visual grammar of constructivism through a modernist lense. Thanks to a rigorous and systematic design, Apax reveals a strong constructivist identity. Its geometric architecture develops radical shapes through many distinctive letters.
Still, this uncompromising approach is combined with the tradition of modern grotesques based on functionalism. Therefore Apax is drawn with the unique optical balance that characterizes François Rappo’s typefaces.
The fluidity of the typesetting surface allows Apax to be used in a wide range of contexts, from body text to visual identities. Each style proposes alternate glyphs that allow to adapt the typeface to its application context. The family is designed with an optimized contrast gradient available in six styles and their matching italics.