PS Fournier

Designed by Stéphane Elbaz

PS Fournier

Collections

Collection Purchase
PS Fournier 4Weights – 4 Fonts – Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic
PS Fournier 4Weights
146,00€
PS Fournier Petit 4Weights – 4 Fonts – Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic
PS Fournier Petit 4Weights
146,00€
PS Fournier Grand 4Weights – 4 Fonts – Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic
PS Fournier Grand 4Weights
146,00€
PS Fournier Family – 14 fonts Collection
PS Fournier Family
448,00€
PS Fournier Petit Family – 14 fonts Collection
PS Fournier Petit Family
448,00€
PS Fournier Grand Family – 14 fonts Collection
PS Fournier Grand Family
448,00€
PS Fournier Full Family – 42 fonts Collection
PS Fournier Full Family
1 295,00€
PS Fournier Full Family Try-out – 42 fonts Collection
PS Fournier Full Family Try-out
0,00€

Styles

Style Purchase
PS Fournier Light
PS Fournier Light
55,00€
PS Fournier Light Italic
PS Fournier Light Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Regular
PS Fournier Regular
55,00€
PS Fournier Italic
PS Fournier Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Book
PS Fournier Book
55,00€
PS Fournier Book Italic
PS Fournier Book Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Demi
PS Fournier Demi
55,00€
PS Fournier Demi Italic
PS Fournier Demi Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Bold
PS Fournier Bold
55,00€
PS Fournier Bold Italic
PS Fournier Bold Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Heavy
PS Fournier Heavy
55,00€
PS Fournier Heavy Italic
PS Fournier Heavy Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Black
PS Fournier Black
55,00€
PS Fournier Black Italic
PS Fournier Black Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Light
PS Fournier Petit Light
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Light Italic
PS Fournier Petit Light Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Regular
PS Fournier Petit Regular
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Italic
PS Fournier Petit Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Book
PS Fournier Petit Book
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Book Italic
PS Fournier Petit Book Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Demi
PS Fournier Petit Demi
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Demi Italic
PS Fournier Petit Demi Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Bold
PS Fournier Petit Bold
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Bold Italic
PS Fournier Petit Bold Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Heavy
PS Fournier Petit Heavy
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Heavy Italic
PS Fournier Petit Heavy Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Black
PS Fournier Petit Black
55,00€
PS Fournier Petit Black Italic
PS Fournier Petit Black Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Light
PS Fournier Grand Light
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Light Italic
PS Fournier Grand Light Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Regular
PS Fournier Grand Regular
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Italic
PS Fournier Grand Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Book
PS Fournier Grand Book
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Book Italic
PS Fournier Grand Book Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Demi
PS Fournier Grand Demi
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Demi Italic
PS Fournier Grand Demi Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Bold
PS Fournier Grand Bold
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Bold Italic
PS Fournier Grand Bold Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Heavy
PS Fournier Grand Heavy
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Heavy Italic
PS Fournier Grand Heavy Italic
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Black
PS Fournier Grand Black
55,00€
PS Fournier Grand Black Italic
PS Fournier Grand Black Italic
55,00€
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PS Fournier, created by Stéphane Elbaz, is designed in tribute to Pierre Simon Fournier. Fournier was the prolific Parisian type designer whose work is best known for its iconic representation of French transitional style. PS Fournier elegantly represents the transition to the modern era of typography. Featuring three optical sizes, PS Fournier is designed to perform in any context.

The Pierre Simon Fournier heritage

Pierre Simon Fournier (1712—1768) was a leading innovative type designer of the mid-18th century. Early in his career, the young Pierre Simon developed a strong aesthetic that he cultivated throughout his life. His art is representative of the pre-revolutionary “Age of Enlightenment” (Siècle des Lumières). Precursor of the Modern style, Fournier’s body of work deeply influenced his times, and created the fertile ground from which the Didot family and Giambattista Bodoni developed their own styles.

During the historical period of the 18th century, Fournier exemplified the intellectual pursuits of the times with his own research on type, documenting in detail the typefounding process. He also offered a unique vision: he is the first to clearly comprehend the concept of “type family,” sorting a set of similarly styled alphabets by sizes, width, and by x-heights. In addition, Fournier is one of the earliest advocates of the point system to organize the practice of typography, the point system that contemporary typographers continue to use to this day.

The refined and discreet elegance of PS Fournier

The 42 styles of the PS Fournier family include romans and italics, with weights ranging from Light to Black, and 3 optical sizes to accommodate a large diversity of uses. With a close look at the family, one finds you’ll find that the difference between the optical sizes (Petit, standard and Grand) is more than a contrast variation between the thin and the thick; the eye can also denote a palette of distinct tones: More streamlined and robust in the smaller sizes (Petit), more refined and detailed in the larger sizes (Grand).

The PS Fournier standard family is designed to adapt to any situation with its intermediate optical size, from body copy to headlines. With a bit of tracking, PS Fournier Petit will make the smallest captions perfectly readable. However, Petit family is not limited to body and captions — its “slabby robustness” will make a relevant headline choice as well.

PS Fournier Grand presents a higher contrast adapted to large text sizes, displays or banners. Its refined elegance makes it a perfect choice for Design, Fashion or Luxury publications. As a “modern” type PS Fournier Grand features a larger x-height than the preexistent old style typefaces such as Garamond or Jenson. These proportions provide any basic text set in PS Fournier Grand a strong typographic texture.

As a result, the PS Fournier global family is a versatile alternative to the Modern typefaces commonly used in the publishing industry. The optical sizes, the large range of weights, and the design variations make this family adaptable to captions, paragraphs, and pages, as well as to large texts and displays.

A leading-edge typography in the 18th century

In the spirit of modernity, Pierre Simon Fournier did not find any use for the conventional swashes still produced by peers such as Caslon or Baskerville. Nevertheless the French designer created many inventive elements to decorate the page and set delightful variations in the text itself. To this regard PS Fournier includes a large set of glyphs variations, ligatures and more than one hundred glyphs for borders, rules and ornaments or — as called in French — “vignettes.”

PS Fournier on the Gazette

Pairs Well With

In Use

Project: cover version of W Magazine
Designer: Art Director
PS Fournier

Project: cover version of ADC 37th Annual of Advertising
Designer: Herb Lubalin, George Lois
PS Fournier

Project: A Jean-Jacques Rousseau Skateboard
Contact us, if you’re the designer of this Skateboard.
PS Fournier