Sélavy is a dotted display typeface loosely based on the punched-out caps on Marcel Duchamp’s 1934 “Green Box”. Originally made for Paul Soulellis and his project Library of the Printed Web in 2013, the fonts are available under a SIL Open Font License, including the UFO source file, which allows editing of the base element of which all glyphs are composed.
The font was mentioned as one of the best of April 2013 by The Next Web, and as a notable release on Typographica’s Best of 2013.

Sélavy is available from Type Brut (where you can also get posters and totes) or my own project/download page.


Sélavy in use

  • Library of the Printed Web. Work & photo Paul Soulellis
  • Library of the Printed Web. Work & photo Paul Soulellis
  • Search, Compile, Publish. Work & photo Paul Soulellis
  • KINGS Artist-Run website, Australia
  • Large Glass gallery website
  • Large Glass gallery, London, detail. Signpainting & photo Pincel Signs (pincelsigns.com)
  • Large Glass gallery, London. Signpainting & photo Pincel Signs (pincelsigns.com)
  • Poster for the TypeNite event at MICA
  • Printer’s New Years card, B.ü.L.b. grafix, Switzerland
  • Printer’s New Years card, B.ü.L.b. grafix, Switzerland
  • Spanish language lessons for kids

Sélavy character set

Character Set Sélavy