Couteau

Couteau is shaped by cutting. Brisk curves, sharp corners, and abrupt angles are common among letters cut quickly with knives or chisels.

Designed by Pierre Pané-Farré. Published by OurType in 2012

Starts at $28.10 for a single style and is available for:

OurType Couteau is designed by Pierre Pané-Farré, and is part of the Stencil Fonts Series of 2012. Couteau is Pané-Farré's second typeface for OurType, joining his Orly Stencil, also released in 2012.

Couteau is shaped by cutting. Brisk curves, sharp corners, and abrupt angles are common among letters cut quickly with knives or chisels. In skilful hands these tools generate letters that are dynamic, spirited, and direct in their making. Berthold Wolpe's Albertus typeface (The Monotype Corporation, 1935–40), with its origins in chisel-cut bronze lettering, illustrates this beautifully.

Couteau (in French, 'knife'), like Albertus, captures the spirit and energy of cut letters. Long sweeping curves contrast strikingly with sharp, angular serifs. A slanted roman frame adds momentum. What results is a typeface that is at once friendly, self-assured, and assertive in all kinds of display typography.

Produced and released by OurType in 2012, Couteau font is available in OpenType STD, TrueType, EOT and WOFF formats.

The Stencil Fonts Series was launched on April 19 2012 to accompany the exhibition 'Between Writing & Type: the Stencil Letter' held at Catapult Gallery, Antwerp. Curated by Eric Kindel and Fred Smeijers, the exhibition showcased the history and development of the stencil letter and displayed a selection of historical and contemporary artifacts and their applications.

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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.
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The quick brown fox jumps over a Dog. Zwei Boxkämpfer jagen Eva durch Sylt portez ce vieux Whiskey blond qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk. qui fume une pipe aber echt über die Mauer gesprungen und auch smørebrød en ysjes natuurlijk.

Couteau supports 108 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Blüemlisalp
Vlašić
Großglockner
Istállós-kő
Gerlachovský štít
Isentällispitz
Öræfajökull
Herðubreið
Mulhacén
Rumiñawi
Großer Hundstod

Languages

Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Aragonese
  • Arumanian
  • Arvanitika (Latin)
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Baraba Tatar
  • Basque
  • Bats (Latin)
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bislama
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chamorro
  • Chichewa
  • Cook Islands Maori
  • Crimean Tatar (Latin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • Franco-Provencal
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Frisian, East
  • Frisian, North
  • Frisian, West
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Gagauz (Latin)
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • H
  • Hawaiian
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Interlingua
  • Irish
  • Istro-Romanian
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karaim (Latin)
  • Kashubian
  • Kazan Tatar (Latin)
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • Kurmanji
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Ladino (Latin)
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Low German
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Manx Gaelic
  • Maori
  • Marshallese
  • Moldavian (Latin)
  • N
  • Norwegian, Bokmål
  • Norwegian, Nynorsk
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Pilipino (Tagalog)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portunhol
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romanian
  • Romansch
  • S
  • Sami, Inari
  • Sami, Lule
  • Sami, Northern
  • Sami, Southern
  • Sami, Ume
  • Sardinian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Lower
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Sotho, Northern
  • Sotho, Southern
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tongan
  • Tsakhur (Latin)
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • U
  • Ubykh
  • V
  • Vepsian
  • Våmhusmål
  • W
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Y
  • Yapese
  • Z
  • Zulu
  • Ä
  • Älvdalska
Slashed Zero
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Oldstyle Figures
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Couteau has 1 Style