BBB Riviera is the second in a series of bespoke display typefaces for UK Esquire’s Big Black Book. The series is commissioned by their creative director David McKendrick.
For the third Big Black Book, the Spring/Summer 2014 issue, we returned to our love for vernacular French sans-serifs. Riviera, like Jean-Luc before it, is inspired by the titles of Godard movies – in this case the slightly earlier Masculin Féminin with a touch of Le Mépris.
Its simple geometry has a light and summery feel that we emphasised with an open version, and a separate inline font that can be combined with the base version to make typography more colourful, or more off-balance.
For Esquire UK, 2014. Commissioned by David McKendrick. Not available for licensing.