Case study CFF Ballet Mechanique
This case study Ballet Mechanique tells the story about our font CFF Ballet Mechanique, a melodic custom font for musician Jeroen Borrenbergs, whose electronic musical persona goes by the same name. For his upcoming record releases he asked us to create a special font for him. An extremely narrow, monocase sans – CFF Ballet Mechanique belies its linear structure with arguably organic stroke transitions and details.
Jeroen Borrenbergs gave us some basic sketches from his word mark that we should use as a starting point. We created the complete font, based on his design. The result is a compressed, round and warm, monocased font called ‘CFF Ballet Mechanique’ (what else).
Case study Ballet Mechanique
CFF Ballet Mechanique is a bit of a surprise; actually it are two fonts rolled into one. We designed the font as monocase (upper- and lowercase are the same style), so we could pack two fonts in one. The uppercase letters have curved stems & serifs. The lowercase letters have straight stems & serifs. This gives Jeroen the change to play around and give his artwork some more character.
Ballet Mechanique website (Flash required!)
Ballet Mechanique is the music-outlet of Jeroen Borrenbergs. After a few years of silence the Dutch graphic designer is getting ready to release new tracks. His website is a state of the art peace of artwork, superbly programmed by ComaKid. The circle elements are a very nifty element. It’s the audio player, showing both the loading- as the playing time of the current song. Nice touch! Visit the Ballet Mechanique Facebook fanpage to get a taste of his personality and music.
Jeroen Borrenberg’s debut work, in 1996, received hugely praising reviews. Muzik Magazine made ‘Evolutionary Entities’ techno single of the month, Laurent Garnier and Mister C constantly played it in their sets.
“I won’t do a review here – let me just encourage all of y’all to listen to and/or pick up the new Eevolute 12 inch. Beautiful stuff – complex, melodic, soaked in just enough reverb to take it to another room. Check or regret.”
Morgan Geist – American music producer, songwriter, remixer and DJ
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