The loud and loutish font with a crooked tongue
The Marquise was born in Toronto, town of three “o’s.” Ooh, Marquise, this is one of the most common truths: regardless of one’s social standing, one does not choose one’s origins! And also, one cannot live without others! The Marquise, who is an actress, finds herself at a loss for some letters of nobility, perhaps also a château… Toronto, and the rest of Americana, abounds in diners and greasy spoons, bowling alleys, gas stations, baseball fields, multilevel parking, laundromats, modernist malls, housing projects and so on… The lout in overalls who is hanging the Marquise’s Ooh on the marquee works without apology. He just wants to tell it like it is, and let you know the score. There are more things in Toronto town, ô marquise, than are dreamt of in your philosophy!
More Gothic was drawn by Feed for the project A Book About, commissioned by Corinn Gerber and Benjamin Thorel at Art Metropole, in Toronto. This display font presents an assortment of boxy and rowdy letterforms, whose common denominator is their vernacular brashness.
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