Chalet

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Credits

Designer(s)
René Albert Chalet, House Industries
Foundry(ies)
House Industries
Release Year
1996
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Sans Serif, Geometric Sans
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
House Industries, FontShop
Tags
1940s, 1950s, big family, display, fiction, geometric

Background

Experience the precision, elegance and history of the Chalet font family. This collection of ten typefaces in three unique styles is the creative genius of acclaimed clothing designer René Albert Chalet. Originally used in his early advertising campaigns, Chalet appropriately echoes the attitude of its creator: function with flair. The collection also includes over 100 silhouette images. Modest and unpretentious yet bold and daring, Chalet’s distinctive air allows for a variety of uses ranging from text to display applications. Add modern panache to any design with the Chalet font family.

Finally it turned out that the whole René Albert Chalet story is a hoax, made by Andy Cruz and Ken Barber (the real authors of Chalet). As Andy states for DesignTaxi: “Ken and I noticed sometime during late 90s everyone was “rediscovering” Swiss design. Ken put all the sans classics into the House Industries type blender and Chalet was born. I thought people would have figured that CHALET=HOUSE in Swiss but I guess our BS story line about the legendary type turn fashion designer Rene Chalet was too deep.”

Source: Designtaxi.com

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