Inspiration for the Rameau typeface design came from writing in the original score of Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amourby Jean-Philippe Rameau, published in 1747. Musical scores of the time were printed in the form of impressions from copper plates, and the texts were hand engraved with a burin. Rameau, which includes approximately one hundred ligatures in the italic version, is reminiscent of a hand-written document, and has a harmonious rhythm. It also includes two series of small capital letters. The Rameau font family is available on the Linotype site Linotype.
Rameau was also part of the Lettres Type exhibition, which explored the state of commissioned work in contemporary French typographic creation.