This specimen is published on the occasion of the “Graphisme en France 2014” public commission for a new typeface awarded to Sandrine Nugue.

Editorial director
— Yves Robert
Director of the Centre national des arts plastiques

Infini project managers
— Véronique Marrier & Marc Sanchez
Curators of “Graphisme en France 2014“

Creation of the Infini typeface and graphic design of the specimen
Sandrine Nugue

Design of the website and videos
(Jérémie Baboukhian + Michèle Wang)

Technical development of the Infini typeface
Laurent Bourcellier
Mathieu Réguer

Sébastien Morlighem

— Eric Rosencrantz & Jon Von Zelowitz

Julien Lelièvre

The Centre national des arts plastiques would like to thank in particular: Chantal Creste, Margaret Gray, Thomas Huot-Marchand, Yohanna My Nguyen and Sébastien Morlighem for being on the selection committee of this public competition, as well as Richard Lagrange, director of the CNAP from 2008 to 2014, for involving in this project.

Patrons and partners: Shutterstock, Fedrigoni France, Agence Karine Gaudefroy partenaire AXA Art, Imprimerie Art & Caractère.

Media partners: étapes:, Le Journal des Arts, Les Inrockuptibles.

Download the specimen (pdf)

The 48-page specimen book presents the Infini typeface, accompanied by Sébastien Morlighem's text, "The Story of Infini." It has been published by the Centre national des arts plastiques in an edition of 3,000. It can also be downloaded in PDF format, in two versions: the screen version, identical to the published version, and a version intended for economical printing, in which solid-color backgrounds have been omitted.

Screen versionPrint version

Installing Infini on a computer

Installing the Infini typeface on your Mac or PC is quite easy.

Download the ZIP archive Open the archive, and then open the Read-me.pdf file. It provides complete instructions for installing and using Infini.


Installing Infini on an Internet site

Easy ✌

Paste the following line of code into the section of your site.

<link rel='stylesheet' href=''>

Declare the font-family in your CSS.

font-family: 'Infini', sans-serif;

You can enable ligatures for the elements of your choice by simply adding the class ‘ligatures’.


<h3 class="ligatures">THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER</h3>

Advanced ♕

Web fonts are available in the webfonts folder. You can install them directly on your server and use the fonts via @font-face rules.

To enable ligatures (liga and dlig) in css

/* w3C */
 text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;
 font-feature-settings: "liga" 1, "dlig" 1;

/* prefixe */
-ms-text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;
-o-text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;
-webkit-text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;
-moz-text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;
-webkit-font-feature-settings: "liga" 1, "dlig" 1;
-moz-font-feature-settings: "liga=1, dlig=1";
-ms-font-feature-settings: "liga" 1, "dlig" 1;
-o-font-feature-settings: "liga" 1, "dlig" 1;

Using Infini

The Infini typeface can be used freely, in private or professional contexts, under the Creative Commons CC BY-ND license.

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CC : Creative Commons
BY : You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made
ND : If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

Suggested credit for Infini in documents that use this typeface:

  • Full version : “The Infini typeface used in this document was created by Sandrine Nugue as part of a public commission by the Centre national des arts plastiques”
  • Short version : “Infini, Sandrine Nugue / CNAP”

More information about the Creative Commons CC BY-ND licence