Optimo

With Apax, François Rappo explores the visual grammar of constructivism through his modernist lens. Owing to a rigorous and systematic design, Apax reveals a strong constructivist identity. Its geometric architecture develops radical shapes through many distinctive letters.

This uncompromising approach is combined with the tradition of modern grotesque design, which is based on functionalism. Therefore, Apax is drawn with the unique optical balance that characterizes François Rappo’s typefaces and presents a remarkable fluidity and a definite competence in a wide range of typesetting tasks and contexts, from body texts to visual identities. Each style proposes alternate glyphs for the letters “a,” “s,” and “S,” allowing flexibility in the ethos of its visual expression—a unique and distinctive feature.

Apax 12 styles

Thin
Thin Italic
Light
Light Italic
Regular
Italic
Medium
Medium Italic
Bold
Bold Italic
Superbold
Superbold Italic