Simplon BP is no toy construction from the 90s. Taking its name from the definitive alpine pass and its spirit from the classic Swiss Normal (SNV) highway signage, Simplon BP is a constructed font true to the intent behind the universal standards of the modernist period. It was created using only two curves, one for the uppercase and one for the lowercase, and is equally powerful at large and small sizes. Simplon BP is not neutral; it's normal in the literal sense of the word: constructed with the goal of maximum regularity and versatility.
The repetition of curves and shapes made the font a perfect candidate for a monospace. Simplon BP Mono takes advantage of increased regularity to allow for a slightly wild side, incorporating geometric numbers, special diacritics and custom punctuation.
Simplon BP comes in four weights, each accompanied by italics.
Simplon BP Mono comes in four weights, each accompanied by italics.
Simplon BP includes lowercase numerals for use in text (default), as well as uppercase numerals whose weights have been adjusted according to context (accessible by turning on OpenType features). The font also includes both tabular and proportional figures, and uppercase and lowercase math signs.
Simplon BP is an OpenType pro font that supports many languages based on the latin alphabet:
Afaan Oromo - Afrikaans - Albanian - Alsatian - Akan languages - Aragonese - Arapaho (Arrapahoe) - Aromanian - Arrerente - Asturian (Bable) - Aymara - Azerbaijani (latin) - Bambara - Basque - Belarusian (latin) - Bislama - Bosnian - Breton - Catalan - Cebuano - Chamorro - Cheyenne - Chichewa - Chickasaw - Cimbrian (Tzimbrisch) - Cornish - Corsian - Croatian (Serbian, Bosnian) - Czech - Delaware - Danish - Dutch (Flemish) - English - Esperanto - Estonian - Faroese - Fijian - Filipino - Finnish - Folkspraak - French - Frisian (all dialects of North, West and Sater Frisian) - Ga - Gaelic (Irish) - Gaelic (Scottish) - Gagauz - Galician - Genoese - German - Greenlandic - Guaraní - Hän (Han) - Hawaiian - Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) - Hopi - Hungarian - Icelandic - Ibo (Igbo) - Ido - Indonesian - Interglossa (Glosa) - Interlingua - Italian - Japanese (transliterated) - Jèrriais - Kashubian - Kiribati - Korean (transliterated) - Kurdish (Yekgirtú and Kurmanjî) - Latin - Latvian - Lithuanian - Lingua Franca Nova - Lojban - Lombard - Luxembourgian (modern) - Maasai (ol-Maa) - Malagasy - Malay - Maltese - Manx (Gaelg/Gailck) - Maori - Mi'kmaq - Mohawk - Nahuatl - Navajo - Naxi (latinized) - Norwegian - Novial - Occitan - Ossetian - Piedmontese (Piemonteis) - Polish - Portuguese - Potawatomi - Quechua (Runasimi) - Romanian - Romansh (rumantsch) - Romany - S´mi (Inari, Nothern, Lule and South) - Samoan - Sardinian - Scots - Sesotho (Southern Sotho) - Slovak - Slovenian - Sorbian (Upper and Lower) - Spanish - Swahili - Swedish - Tagalog (Pilipino) - Tahitian - Tatar (modernized) - Tongan - Tswana - Turkish - Turkmen - Ulithian - Uyghur (latin) - Venetian - Volapük - Vöro - Walloon - Warlpiri - Welsh - Wolof - Xhosa - Yapese - Zhuang (modernized) - Zulu - Old English - Old Norse (Dansk tunga)
The extended character set includes more than 100 additional languages beyond the normal PostScript character set, special alternates for ‘a’ and ‘l’, as well as numerators, superiors, denominators and inferiors. Access: Any OpenType/Unicode-savvy application.
Emmanuel Rey (b.1981) graduated in 2007 at ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne, Switzerland. He lives and works between Switzerland and Berlin, as a type designer, graphic designer and art director. He joined b+p swiss typefaces in 2011.