Flea market Typo 2014

Flea market Typo 2014

The flea market Typo 2014 (Puces Typo 2014) is an event organised by the Rencontres internationales de Lure and Campus de La Fonderie de l’Image in Paris. A good place to meet lots of local typophiles, graphic designers and so on. We are happy to participate again this year and to join a bunch of independent publishers, foundries, designers who will propose surprises and bargains for all tastes and all budgets.

A wallpaper calendar May 2014 featuring Parisine Plus

Typofonderie wallpaper set in Parisine Plus

Throughout this 2014 year, designers have created for you specific wallpaper calendars, free to download and set in Typofonderie typefaces. Each month, it’s also a great opportunity to ask few questions to our monthly guest designer. For this month of May 2014, it’s Carolina de Bartolo who has chosen Parisine Plus, designed by Jean François Porchez. She answers to our questions. Read more and download the free wallpaper…

Typefoundries: new practices, new challenges

Typefoundries: new practices, new challenges

While stimulation and promotion are now an integral part of type design distribution, typefoundries are experiencing a real boom. After the first digital revolution started during the 80-90s, it is now the challenge of web typography and embedded typography (ebooks, applications) that foundries have to face. To present these two approaches, Raphaël Bastide and Jean François Porchez are invited by the Rencontres internationales de Lure to confront their experience.

About Anisette typographic specimen

Anisette typographic specimen, Typofonderie exclusive font

Few weeks ago, we have received the printed specimens of the recently launched “Anisette + Anisette Petite. For the relaunch of the two families, we decided to ask Mark de Winne, from Relay Room, a talented graphic designer, to design this new typeface specimen. It was during the Type@Cooper 2012 Condensed program that Jean François Porchez discovered Mark de Winne’s work. They stayed in touch. Since summer 2013, Mark is studying at KABK. We thought it would be a good thing to ask few questions to the first-time user of the new Anisette. Below are his answers…

A wallpaper calendar April 2014 featuring Mislab

Typofonderie wallpaper set in Mislab

Throughout this 2014 year, designers have created for you specific wallpaper calendars, free to download and set in Typofonderie typefaces. Each month, it’s also a great opportunity to ask few questions to our monthly guest designer. For this month of April 2014, it’s Jean-Baptiste Morizot who has chosen Mislab, designed by Xavier Dupré. He answers to our questions. Read more and download the free wallpaper…

Nationality and Type design

Nationality and Type design

Nationality does not apply easily to type and culture, as Yvonne Schwemer Scheddin has said: ‘The concept of “nation” is political, whereas script is connected directly to language and its geographic linguistic areas.’ A couple of centuries ago, languages, scripts and the typefaces which represented them were intrinsically related to each other. Earlier Roman capitals became the typographic system dedicated to monumental inscriptions during the Roman Empire, and later the Carolingian minuscule was adopted as the official script for all of the Charlemagne Empire…

A wallpaper calendar March 2014 featuring Ardoise

Typofonderie wallpaper set in Ardoise

Throughout this 2014 year, designers have created for you specific wallpaper calendars, free to download and set in Typofonderie typefaces. Each month, it’s also a great opportunity to ask few questions to our monthly guest designer. For this month of March 2014, it’s Stéphane Elbaz who has chosen the Ardoise, designed by Jean François Porchez. He answers to our questions. Read more and download the free wallpaper…