- Ornamented, Novelty
- Original Format
OurType Couteau is designed by Pierre Pané-Farré, and is part of the Stencil Fonts Series of 2012. Couteau is Pané-Farré‘s second typeface for OurType, joining his Orly Stencil, also released in 2012.
Couteau is shaped by cutting. Brisk curves, sharp corners, and abrupt angles are common among letters cut quickly with knives or chisels. In skilful hands these tools generate letters that are dynamic, spirited, and direct in their making. Berthold Wolpe’s Albertus typeface (The Monotype Corporation, 1935-40), with its origins in chisel-cut bronze lettering, illustrates this beautifully.