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…

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.