Savoye is a display typeface based off a historical figure and modern architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret better known as Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier’s clean and simple architectural principles by avoiding unnecessary details, inspired me tremendously which led to the birth of Savoye, a modern and minimal typeface.

Typeface Design / Editorial Design / Bookbinding

The grid that is used for the Savoye typeface is simple and straightforward. The letterforms are drawn with vertical and narrow proportions to reference modern look and also pilotis, one of the principles from Corbusier's manifesto 'five points of architecture'. The core shape of Savoye typeface was inspired by the floor plan and interior ramps of one of his most famous buildings, “Villa Savoye”. The Savoye typeface also named by the last part of the building, which referred to the European historical region.

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