I have a weakness for big brushy strokes, and an additional weakness for artificially induced angularity. Bouquet has both in symbiotic juxtaposition.
There are some truly sexy letterforms here, including an alternate written lowercase ‘r’ that flows vertically like a waterfall, and an unusual lowercase ‘w’ that emulates a form found in antique German handwriting. The swashbuckling angularity gives the individual letterforms a jaunty feel, but when set as text, the flow takes over, giving words and phrases a confident expression. With full multilingual support plus Cyrillic, this is a typeface for broader use than restaurant logos. I’d like to see it used as text by someone adventurous with a good eye.
Marian Bantjes is a designer, typographer, writer and illustrator working internationally from her base on a small island off the west coast of Canada, near Vancouver.