Ardoise

Designed by Jean Francois Porchez

Ardoise

Collections

Collection Purchase
Ardoise Full Family 45 fonts
Ardoise Full Family
1 386,00€
Ardoise Family 18 fonts
Ardoise Family
569,00€
Ardoise Narrow Family 9 fonts
Ardoise Narrow Family
297,00€
Ardoise Tight Family 9 fonts
Ardoise Tight Family
297,00€
Ardoise Compact Family 9 fonts
Ardoise Compact Family
297,00€
Ardoise 4 Weights – regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic
Ardoise 4 Weights
146,00€
Ardoise Narrow 4 Weights – extra light, regular, bold, heavy
Ardoise Narrow 4 Weights
146,00€
Ardoise Tight 4 Weights – extra light, regular, bold, heavy
Ardoise Tight 4 Weights
146,00€
Ardoise Compact 4 Weights – extra light, regular, bold, heavy
Ardoise Compact 4 Weights
146,00€

Styles

Style Purchase
Ardoise Thin
Ardoise Thin
55,00€
Ardoise Thin Italic
Ardoise Thin Italic
55,00€
Ardoise Extra Light
Ardoise Extra Light
55,00€
Ardoise Extra Light Italic
Ardoise Extra Light Italic
55,00€
Ardoise Light
Ardoise Light
55,00€
Ardoise Light Italic
Ardoise Light Italic
55,00€
Ardoise Regular
Ardoise Regular
55,00€
Ardoise Italic
Ardoise Italic
55,00€
Ardoise Demi
Ardoise Demi
55,00€
Ardoise Demi Italic
Ardoise Demi Italic
55,00€
Ardoise Bold
Ardoise Bold
55,00€
Ardoise Bold Italic
Ardoise Bold Italic
55,00€
Ardoise Extra Bold
Ardoise Extra Bold
55,00€
Ardoise Extra Bold Italic
Ardoise Extra Bold Italic
55,00€
Ardoise Heavy
Ardoise Heavy
55,00€
Ardoise Heavy Italic
Ardoise Heavy Italic
55,00€
Ardoise Black
Ardoise Black
55,00€
Ardoise Black Italic
Ardoise Black Italic
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Thin
Ardoise Narrow Thin
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Extra Light
Ardoise Narrow Extra Light
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Light
Ardoise Narrow Light
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Regular
Ardoise Narrow Regular
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Demi
Ardoise Narrow Demi
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Bold
Ardoise Narrow Bold
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Extra Bold
Ardoise Narrow Extra Bold
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Heavy
Ardoise Narrow Heavy
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Black
Ardoise Narrow Black
55,00€
Ardoise Tight Thin
Ardoise Tight Thin
55,00€
Ardoise Tight Extra Light
Ardoise Tight Extra Light
55,00€
Ardoise Tight Light
Ardoise Tight Light
55,00€
Ardoise Tight Regular
Ardoise Tight Regular
55,00€
Ardoise Tight Demi
Ardoise Tight Demi
55,00€
Ardoise Tight Bold
Ardoise Tight Bold
55,00€
Ardoise Tight Extra Bold
Ardoise Tight Extra Bold
55,00€
Ardoise Tight Heavy
Ardoise Tight Heavy
55,00€
Ardoise Tight Black
Ardoise Tight Black
55,00€
Ardoise Compact Thin
Ardoise Compact Thin
55,00€
Ardoise Compact Extra Light
Ardoise Compact Extra Light
55,00€
Ardoise Compact Light
Ardoise Compact Light
55,00€
Ardoise Compact Regular
Ardoise Compact Regular
55,00€
Ardoise Compact Demi
Ardoise Compact Demi
55,00€
Ardoise Compact Bold
Ardoise Compact Bold
55,00€
Ardoise Compact Extra Bold
Ardoise Compact Extra Bold
55,00€
Ardoise Compact Heavy
Ardoise Compact Heavy
55,00€
Ardoise Compact Black
Ardoise Compact Black
55,00€
Ardoise Narrow Try Out
Ardoise Narrow Try Out
0,00€
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Ardoise font, designed by Jean François Porchez for Typofonderie

Ardoise met the needs of publications

Ardoise was born from a research started with the Charente typeface created in 1999. The later, designed for the daily La Charente Libre, met the needs of a newpapers typeface featuring a low contrast, straightforward forms, as Franklin Gothic. The typeface extension to normal widths was developed from 2006 by Jean François Porchez and materialized in 2010 for the redesign of the magazine Pèlerin. The weight completion of the family, including italics was a first stage, followed by the extension to condensed series for the public launch at Typofonderie few months later. The verticals metrics and proportions of Ardoise match perfectly Le Monde extended family.

Ardoise font, designed by Jean François Porchez for Typofonderie

Ardoise, inspired by the needs of today’s fine newspapers offers simple and tense shapes designed to renew and revitalize. Ardoise and its 45 series could be considered as an homage to Antique Olive, but quite indirectly and as an organic result of the designer’s longstanding admiration of the work of Roger Excoffon. Ardoise shares a purity and dynamics with Excoffon’s designs giving it a unique elegance and excellent readability. Its sturdiness means it is virtually immune it to distortion. Each font features a full glyph set covering nearly all languages which use the latin script. All typographic needs are provided for including small caps, various set of figures, dingbats & so on. In addition, a few alternates glyphs (a, c, g, l) can be used to alter the overall tone of a text setting.

Ardoise font, designed by Jean François Porchez for Typofonderie

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