Parisine

Designed by Jean François Porchez

Parisine

Collections

Collection Purchase
Parisine 4Weights – Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic
Parisine 4Weights
146,00€
Parisine Narrow 4Weights – Clair Bold, Regular, Bold, Sombre Bold
Parisine Narrow 4Weights
146,00€
Parisine Compress 4Weights – Clair Bold, Regular, Bold, Sombre Bold
Parisine Compress 4Weights
146,00€
Parisine Family 16 fonts
Parisine Family
509,00€
Parisine Narrow Family 8 fonts
Parisine Narrow Family
267,00€
Parisine Compress Family 8 fonts
Parisine Compress Family
267,00€
Parisine Full Family 32 fonts
Parisine Full Family
993,00€
Parisine Full Family Try-out 32 fonts
Parisine Full Family Try-out
0,00€

Styles

Style Purchase
Parisine Clair Regular
Parisine Clair Regular
55,00€
Parisine Clair Italic
Parisine Clair Italic
55,00€
Parisine Clair Bold
Parisine Clair Bold
55,00€
Parisine Clair Bold Italic
Parisine Clair Bold Italic
55,00€
Parisine Gris Regular
Parisine Gris Regular
55,00€
Parisine Gris Italic
Parisine Gris Italic
55,00€
Parisine Regular
Parisine Regular
55,00€
Parisine Italic
Parisine Italic
55,00€
Parisine Gris Bold
Parisine Gris Bold
55,00€
Parisine Gris Bold Italic
Parisine Gris Bold Italic
55,00€
Parisine Bold
Parisine Bold
55,00€
Parisine Bold Italic
Parisine Bold Italic
55,00€
Parisine Sombre Regular
Parisine Sombre Regular
55,00€
Parisine Sombre Italic
Parisine Sombre Italic
55,00€
Parisine Sombre Bold
Parisine Sombre Bold
55,00€
Parisine Sombre Bold Italic
Parisine Sombre Bold Italic
55,00€
Parisine Narrow Clair Regular
Parisine Narrow Clair Regular
55,00€
Parisine Narrow Clair Bold
Parisine Narrow Clair Bold
55,00€
Parisine Narrow Gris Regular
Parisine Narrow Gris Regular
55,00€
Parisine Narrow Regular
Parisine Narrow Regular
55,00€
Parisine Narrow Gris Bold
Parisine Narrow Gris Bold
55,00€
Parisine Narrow Bold
Parisine Narrow Bold
55,00€
Parisine Narrow Sombre Regular
Parisine Narrow Sombre Regular
55,00€
Parisine Narrow Sombre Bold
Parisine Narrow Sombre Bold
55,00€
Parisine Compress Clair Regular
Parisine Compress Clair Regular
55,00€
Parisine Compress Clair Bold
Parisine Compress Clair Bold
55,00€
Parisine Compress Gris Regular
Parisine Compress Gris Regular
55,00€
Parisine Compress Regular
Parisine Compress Regular
55,00€
Parisine Compress Gris Bold
Parisine Compress Gris Bold
55,00€
Parisine Compress Bold
Parisine Compress Bold
55,00€
Parisine Compress Sombre Regular
Parisine Compress Sombre Regular
55,00€
Parisine Compress Sombre Bold
Parisine Compress Sombre Bold
55,00€
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  • Parisine, Typofonderie Gazette
  • Parisine, Typofonderie Gazette
  • Parisine, Typofonderie Gazette
  • Parisine, Typofonderie Gazette
  • Parisine, Typofonderie Gazette

Parisine was born as official parisian métro signage typeface. This family of typefaces has become over years one of the symbols of Paris the Johnston for the London Underground or the Helvetica for the New York Subway. The Parisine was created to accompany travelers in their daily use: ultra-readable, friendly, human while the context is a priori hostile.

Meanwhile, Parisine is now a workhorse and economical sanserif font family, highly legible, who can be considered as a more human alternative to the industrial-mechanical Din typeface family. More human, but not fancy: No strange “swashy” f, or cursive v, w etc. on the italics, to keep certain expected regularity, important for information design, signages, and any subjects where legibility, sobriety came first. Born as signage typeface family, the various widths and weights permit a wider range of applications. In editorial projects, the Compress version will enhances your headlines, banners, allowing ultra large settings on pages. The Narrow version will be useful as direct compagnon mixed to standard width version when the space is limited.

The various Parisine typeface subfamilies

Parisine is organised in various widths and subsets, from the original family Parisine, Parisine Gris featuring lighter versions of the usual weights and italics, Parisine Clair featuring extra light styles, to Parisine Sombre with his darker and extremly black weights as we can seen in Frutiger Black or Antique Olive Nord. Many years of adjustments were necessary to refine this complex family.

Expended into a large typeface family along the years Parisine allows for the composition of numerous Latin-script European languages. Each member of the family include more than 720 glyphs and feature thousand of kerning pairs. Along with small caps available in all styles, all widths, 4 sets of figures are provided–lining and oldstyle–in tabular and proportional widths, depending on the version. Miniscule lowercase and figures for automated fractions, are also included. Another feature of Parisine is its alternate f ligatures. With the contextual alternates feature, a short top f will automatically replace the standard f in front of glyphs such as ì. The f ligatures of the original Parisine were designed disconnected to ensure perfect legibility in signage (and to be seen) where real traditionally-joined forms would not be suitable. The OpenType version of Parisine fonts and its stylistic set 3 feature switches from these disconnected f ligatures to joined forms. The contextual feature replaces as well the sequence“word space-en dash-word space” by an en dash with surrounding fine spaces. Stylistic set 5 converts the connected c cedillas to disconnected c cedillas. Stylistic set 6 replaces caps ’A’ through ’H’ and lowercase ’a’ through ’h’ with multi-directional arrows.

Initially, Parisine was designed by Jean François Porchez in 1996 for Ratp to solely fulfil the unique needs of signage legibility. Parisine remain the official corporate typeface of the public transport in Paris, the worldwide capital for tourism, and now integral part of the French touch.

Directly related, Parisine Office was initially created for Ratp’s internal and external communication, Parisine Office is available at Typofonderie too. Not connected with Ratp and public transports, Parisine Plus was created as an informal version of Parisine.

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About Parisine
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Project: Vendée Globe Macif
Photographer: Jean Marie Liot
Parisine + Macif