A riff on “The Modulor,” an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by French architect Le Corbusier. Both a historical timeline and a body(type) specimen, this book traces extreme body ideals through history and pairs them with typefaces that bear similar visual traits, building a bridge between seemingly incompatible “bodies” in an amusing twist of logic.
Typeset in Larish Alte, designed by Raphael Bastide for Velvetyne Type Foundry, and Electra by W.A. Dwiggins for Linotype.
Book Design, 2020
24 pages, 7.75 x 10 in.