Parisine

Designed by Jean Francois Porchez

Parisine

Collections

Collection Purchase
Parisine Full Family 16 fonts
Parisine Full Family
509,00€
Parisine 4 Weights – regular, italic, bold, bold italic
Parisine 4 Weights
146,00€

Styles

Style Purchase
Parisine Clair Regular
Parisine Clair Regular
55,00€
Parisine Clair Italic
Parisine Clair Italic
55,00€
Parisine Clair Bold Italic
Parisine Clair Bold Italic
55,00€
Parisine Clair Bold
Parisine Clair Bold
55,00€
Parisine Gris Regular
Parisine Gris Regular
55,00€
Parisine Gris Italic
Parisine Gris Italic
55,00€
Parisine Regular
Parisine Regular
55,00€
Parisine Italic
Parisine Italic
55,00€
Parisine Gris Bold
Parisine Gris Bold
55,00€
Parisine Gris Bold Italic
Parisine Gris Bold Italic
55,00€
Parisine Bold
Parisine Bold
55,00€
Parisine Bold Italic
Parisine Bold Italic
55,00€
Parisine Sombre Regular
Parisine Sombre Regular
55,00€
Parisine Sombre Italic
Parisine Sombre Italic
55,00€
Parisine Sombre Bold Italic
Parisine Sombre Bold Italic
55,00€
Parisine Sombre Bold
Parisine Sombre Bold
55,00€
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Parisine is a workhorse and economical sanserif font family, highly legible, who can be considered as a more human alternative to the industrial-mechanical Din typeface family. More human, but not fancy: No strange “swashy” f, or cursive v, w etc. on the italics, to keep certain expected regularity, important for information design, signages, and any subjects where legibility, sobriety came first.

Test and download all variations of Parisine font family by Jean François Porchez

The various Parisine typeface subfamilies

Parisine is organised in various subsets, from the original family Parisine (4 compatible fonts), Parisine Gris featuring lighter versions of the usual Regular and Bold (4 compatible fonts), Parisine Claire featuring extra light weights (4 compatible fonts), to Parisine Sombre with his darker and extremly black weights as we can seen in Frutiger Black or Antique Olive Nord (4 compatible fonts). Each member of the family is composed of more than 720 glyphs and feature thousand of kerning pairs. Many years of adjustments were necessary to refine this complex family.

Initially, Parisine was designed by Jean François Porchez in 1996 for Ratp to solely fulfil the unique needs of signage legibility. Parisine remain the official corporate typeface of the public transport in Paris, the worldwide capital for tourism, and now integral part of the French touch.

Expended into a large typeface family along the years Parisine allows for the composition of numerous Latin-script European languages. Along with small caps available in all weights, 4 sets of figures are provided–lining and oldstyle–in tabular and proportional widths, depending on the version. Miniscule lowercase and figures for automated fractions, are also included. Another feature of Parisine is its alternate f ligatures. With the contextual alternates feature, a short top f will automatically replace the standard f in front of glyphs such as ì. The f ligatures of the original Parisine were designed disconnected to ensure perfect legibility in signage (and to be seen) where real traditionally-joined forms would not be suitable. The OpenType version of Parisine fonts and its stylistic set 3 feature switches from these disconnected f ligatures to joined forms. The contextual feature replaces as well the sequence“word space-en dash-word space” by an en dash with surrounding fine spaces. Stylistic set 5 converts the connected c cedillas to disconnected c cedillas. Stylistic set 6 replaces caps ’A’ through ’H’ and lowercase ’a’ through ’h’ with multi-directional arrows.

Directly related, Parisine Office was initially created for Ratp’s internal and external communication, Parisine Office is available at Typofonderie too. Not connected with Ratp and public transports, Parisine Plus was created as an informal version of Parisine. Notable use of this typeface is the identity, signage of the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.

About Parisine
Parisine helps Parisians catch the right bus
Parisine Plus and its fancy type effects

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Project: Vendée Globe Macif
Photographer: Jean Marie Liot
Parisine + Macif