Recital Sans

designer Stephen Banham precedent Eric Sans Digitisation Niels Oeltjen

Commissioned by the Melbourne Recital Centre, Recital Sans is a unicase typeface based around the musical concept of ‘variations on a theme’. The typeface itself is an interpretation of a sketch by English typographer Eric Gill (1882–1940) in his 1936 manifesto Essay on Typography. Drawn from the ground-up, Recital Sans appeared across a variety of early communications material for the Melbourne Recital Centre.