Type Tuesday: The French Flair of Mireille

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Anita Jürgeleit has a history of finding inspiration abroad. While studying communication design, the Hamburg-based creative traveled to Korea and found herself hopelessly in love with the type system she discovered there. She eventually took her passion for letters pro, working as a type designer for URW and lecturing on the subject at Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg.

Today, she runs Anita Jürgeleit Type Design, and her latest release draws inspiration from a border away in Europe. Mireille, “a typographic homage to French culture,” riffs on contemporary and classic visual cues from the country, and it goes down smooth.

Equally at home on a wedding invitation as it would be deployed in an identity, the typeface covers 100 languages across its seven weights and features more than 1,000 glyphs, standard and discretionary ligatures, as well as swashed alternates.

C'est belle. Find more about the face here.