Gemeli is built upon the same simple, human framework as its counterpart Cogito, but its vertical stroke endings lend it a crisper, machined appearance and strikingly different personality. This is an attribute it shares with modern Humanist sans serifs like Frutiger, but this creation is just a tad looser, reflecting some of the informal air of another vertically-sheered sans: Antique Olive. These multi-faceted design qualities are made even more useful by Gemeli’s extended family tree — five weights and italics, a monospaced companion (Gemeli Mono), and the ink-trapped Gemeli Micro, a small-print agate that doubles as a display face.

Design: Jean-Baptiste Levée. Team: Maxime Fittes, Emmanuel Besse, Yoann Minet, Hugo Marucco.

Gemeli Collection specimen