Monet Font Set

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Monet Font Set

This font set was developed for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and their 1999 Monet exhibition, Monet at Giverny: Masterpieces from the Musée Marmattan. Monet Regular is a fairly straightforward script font with an undulating thick and thin stroke. Monet Impressionist is a semi-legible script which can be used for decorative rather than communicative purposes. Monet Sketches features 26 icons related to Monet's imagery.

The Monet font set was inspired by the works and handwriting of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840 - 1926). Monet is regarded by many as the archetypal Impressionist as his devotion to the ideals of the movement was unwavering throughout his prolific career. In fact one of his paintings – “Impression: Sunrise” influenced the name of the Impressionist movement.

The font set was produced by P22 in conjunction with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York for the exhibition “Monet at Giverny: Masterpieces from the Musee Marmottan”. As a result of this collaboration, the font set is beautifully constructed and designed. The hand-written qualities of “Monet Regular” are flowing, easy to read and confident, and features many distinctive characteristics of Monet's handwriting.

The “Monet Impressionist” font is a semi-legible variant of the regular. It is less formal in design than the regular, and consequently slightly more emotive. However, since Monet Impressionist is semi-legible, restraint should be applied to its usage. In fact P22 suggest limiting it's use to “decorative rather than communicative purposes”. As per usual, P22 have also included an extras font – Monet Sketches – which features twenty six images influenced by recurring themes found throughout Monet's work.