Time to time, we offer several desktop wallpapers, download them and enjoy! The new wallpaper is set in Mislab, a typeface designed by Xavier Dupré, exclusively distributed by Typofonderie.
Amélie Lebleu is a graphic designer in love with typography. On her portfolio we can find quite good exhibit catalogs and exhibit identities. For Musée du Luxembourg she opted for a real typographical bias: rather than designing a catalog including reproductions of paintings, she deliberately and solely focused on typography, a unique typeface, a unique Apolline weight but two colors.
Referred to as Egyptian’s in the early years of the nineteenth century, today slab serifs are primarily used in display sizes but seldom used in body text. With Mislab, Xavier Dupré has designed a brighter and more legible slab serif than most. Mislab aptly combines the strength of a slab serif with the lightness of a sans serif. Bold and thick serifs make for strong impact in display uses while performing extremely well under the most stressful body text conditions.
The original idea of Costa was to create a contemporary mediterranean typeface style. Costa is a synthesis of the purity, as found on Greek capitals, and softness, found in Renaissance scripts. First thing was the design concept that take its roots on the Chancery script. Such writing style appeared during Italian Renaissance. Later few typefaces have been developed from such cursive models. Today most serifed typeface italic take their roots on such triangular structure we can find on gylphs like the n, p, or d.
Since 2009, Typofonderie propose webfonts through his Typekit partner (also via WebINK). Such services are the best way to use easily fonts on the web, their interface works really easily. Each page (on Details tab) of our typeface catalog propose links to Typekit pages when available. Few days ago, Typekit added new fonts to their catalog.
Only 5 days left until the new year 2013. This year has been fantastic for us, a structural change, a new website, the first published not in-house designer, moving to a new place, etc. It seemed so interesting to you share our pleasure. Would not it be a good idea to offer you some special offers before the last of last, the 31 December 2012?
This typeface was conceived as an extra version of the Le Monde Livre. A typeface family featuring a lot of traditional elements revisited in a contemporary manner, not as a typeface revival. Designing a typeface in the nineties featuring ligatures, special variation of many glyphs, vignettes and ornaments wasn’t perfect. Specially for the users. So, with advanced OpenType technology as in common use today, it was obvious that a revamp of this typeface would be a good initiative.
Stéphane Elbaz is graphic and type designer. In 2009 he was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club of New York for his type family Geneo recently published by Typofonderie. He is the first typeface designer outside the foundry to be published by Typofonderie. It seems to be interesting and necessary to interview him.