Stéphane Elbaz, New York
TYPE FOUNDRY: General Type Studio
Pilat is a constructed grotesque developed with a large range of weight and width variations. Its base structure, commonly called a “superellipse” or “Lamé curve,” could be described as a circle trapped inside a box. Though the letter-shape predates the twentieth century, it is mostly seen as an expression of the post–World War II era, a glorifying combination of craft and technology.