ITC Matisse font (Linotype library). Click on the font picture to buy the font.
Matisse was designed by Gregory Gray as he was designing an editorial layout for Madame Figaro, a supplement to the Paris newspaper Figaro. While working on a feature on the work of Matisse, Gray created a typeface with paper and an X-Acto knife, then scanned the cutouts into a computer. The style of the design comes in part from Gray’s passion for African art, with its contrasts between flat areas and protruding surfaces. Matisse is ideal for offbeat display applications and initial capitals.