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…

Adobe FDK workshop at Typofonderie, 11-13 March 2014

Adobe FDK Typofonderie, photo Ben Mitchell

The purpose of the workshop which will be held for the second time in France is to provide professional high-level training dedicated to the production of fonts with the Adobe FDK. The goal of the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType is to offer tools created and developed by the team in charge of typography at Adobe. These tools can produce OpenType fonts (and in some cases TrueType) of high quality, adding OpenType features beyond what some software typeface design can propose.

A wallpaper calendar February 2014 featuring Geneo

Typofonderie wallpaper set in Geneo

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 February 2014, it’s Sandra Chamaret who has chosen the Geneo, designed by Stéphane Elbaz. She answers to our questions. Read more and download the free wallpaper…

Anisette Pro: Reveal your typographic expertise

Anisette Pro, advanced easy to use typography and fonts

The Anisette germinated in the mind of Jean François Porchez around 1995, just after his work on Le Monde typefaces. The original idea was to try tools in different ways, such as Illustrator. Closely monitored by Jean François Porchez, the project has slowly progressed throughout the year 2012 at Typofonderie. The result is a renovated Anisette Pro in 9 styles, that includes many alternates easy to use in common applications.

History of typographic writing: the 19th century French style

Typofonderie: History of typographic writing: the 19th century French style

Published by Atelier Perrousseaux, this voluminous opus History of typographic writing: the 19th century French style, of nearly 400 pages is once again an erudite body of work with a great wealth of information. It covers not only what is most famous & important in French typography in the 19th Century, like the Didot family characters (which take central stage in the book) but also aspects which are sometimes rather under-valued: for example, the influence of English typography on the French type designers of the time, the importance of the rebirth of the Elzévirs (old face) or the invention of fancy characters.