n Without Prejudice - The Face of a Nation - Constitutional Court Art Collection / cover

Volume 20 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X


One of the most striking features as one approaches the Constitutional Court is the typographic application directly above its entrance. The typography announces the building in the 11 official languages of South Africa. Referred to as "The Face of a Nation", this typeface was developed especially for the new Constitutional Court building that opened its doors in 2004. Marian Sauthoff, in a research article for the University of Pretoria, wrote that unlike the formal signage of many public law buildings, this typeface signals an alternative set of core values and references.

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