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(David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020)

  Typedesign.           January – May 2022


(64pt, regular)

The green of the spring is a lucious fresh green that's gone by about June, really.

Yono Sans is a sans-serif typeface developed in warm, humanist, calligraphic letter forms. The design is a response to David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring in Normandy, 2020 written by Edith Devaney. The book is produced in a sketchbook format with David Hockney's recording of the spring-blooming. Yono Sans is a proposal to the original typeface used in the book. The design is characterized by low contrast, minimalist, geometric shapes. It is loaded with three different weights; light, regular and bold.

First published on the occasion of the exhibition
‘David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020’

Royal Academy of Arts, London, Main Galleries, 23 May – 1 August 2021;
Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, 8 August – 26 September 2021

Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BOZAR), 8 October 2021 – 23 January 2022

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BOZAR)

David Hockney Studio - Jean-Pierre Goncalves de Lima, Jonathan Wilkinson

David Hockney Inc. - Robert Berg, James Comer, Juan Carlos Elizondo, Julie Green, Shannan Kelly, Jonathan Mills, Greg Rose, George Snyder, Richard Schmidt, Elise Wille

(15pt, light)

Yes, I don't have to leave this place. There are four acres of land with this little Seven Dwarfs house in the middle and a little river at the bottom, just hedges on either side, rather big trees at the top by the road, and I've never left it much at all. I have absolutely everything I need. Each year is different because each year the trees start at different times. Last year, the cherry trees came out first and then the pear trees; this year the pear trees came out first and then the cherry trees. There's no set date when it begins, and you don't know which trees are going to begin first, even if you'd been here forty years you wouldn't know. But it is exciting if you're watching it, as I am. Very exciting. It begins with absolutely nothing on the branches and they end up covered in leaves. And so the road becomes quite dark in the summer.

(18pt, Regular)

The green of the spring is a luscious fresh green that’s gone by about June really, but April and May have this very, very fresh green, and you need a few greens, you've got to use a few greens. It's a difficult colour but we can see more greens than any other colour. That must be because we used to have to search for food, I mean, something going back a long way, something deep in us.

(24pt, Bold)


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