“Il Pleut” is one of the most important calligrams (figure poems) by French poet Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918). The combined poem/image is set in Egyptienne, a typical industrial typeface from the early twentieth century. “Il Pleut” was first published in December 1916, in the avant-garde magazine SIC (Sons, Idées, Couleurs, Formes). The Circle of Friends is now paying tribute to this key early work of free-form typography with a new letterpress edition.
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