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.
We are pleased to announce that Mislab, created by Xavier Dupré, and published exclusively at Typofonderie just received an Award of Excellence in Communications Arts. Having Mislab selected by an esteemed jury of our peers in one of the most exclusive major creative competitions in the world represents a significant professional milestone.
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.
What about downloading and installing this typographic desktop wallpaper we have crafted with the utmost attention for the month of January 2014? This free wallpaper is setted in Anisette Pro Petite, a recent release from Typofonderie. Read more and download the free wallpaper…
Why making a choice? Because they indeed may not work so well when employed together. Due to their style, Mislab as Ardoise are particularly suited to a masculine universe, tech environments, serious and rigorous. When it comes to talking about economics, sport cars, technology toys, they will bring your layouts a beautiful vibration. The Mislab and Ardoise are the most complete typeface families available on Typofonderie library… And now available in STD versions.
Year Book Of Type is a book collecting the best of digital typographic production in the past 2 or 3 years: Typefaces of both students and well-known designers are shown evenly. Each font its double page, one page with some informations about the author and other existing glyphs, and the other page with a specimen created by the designer himself.
To push the creative team of Futurebrand Paris, the design agency just launched the Knock Knock session. The first speaker was Jean François Porchez, who came to talk about the role of typography in branding and communication. The Futurebrand team was enthusiastic following the two hours spent together.
The curator of the Letterform Archive, Rob Saunders collecting typography and letterforms of all kinds for 35 years. He created the Archive to share his passion and build community around the collection. His last idea is to publish a calendar for designers and typographic aficionados! It will be your calendar for 2014, but Rob Saunders need your help now.
The online samples, pdfs and printed specimens, online testing help to confirm if a typeface can be appropriate to a new project. But you want to be sure the quality is there. It’s only when your fonts are installed that you can really confirm if the expected quality is there. It’s why we have introduced what we call Try-out fonts. Enjoy!