Originally published in 2001, this brand new revision of Ambroise Pro, — including new italics — has taken 15 years. It seemed appropriate to explain the design process to young generations of type designers, and to introduce to type users a little glimpse of our everyday world. However to better understand the history of Ambroise, at least a few references to the Didot’s history provides a little clarity… How to approach the history of Didots?
The biennial exhibition of Croatian Design 1516 is overview of the best Croatian design production in the past two years. Jean François Porchez is invited as international guest and will deliver a talk and type design workshop.
To be honest, we’re quite obsessional about typefaces and typography. It’s why we decided with Stéphane Elbaz to update Geneo. This typeface a synthesis of historic and present-day visions of typography, a slab serif constructed on an oblique axis. Few years after its publication and certain success, here we go again on optimizing the spacing and kerning of the typeface family along few other design details. Changes on Geneo improve its text color, but isn’t such a dramatic change! As a foundry, we’re constantly listenning to our customers, and looking at previous published designs, to see if we can correct and improve certains things.
Join us at Letterlove v3: The World in Words as godfather of modern French typography, Jean Francois Porchez comes to Singapore for the first time to share about his experiences and nuggets of typographic wisdom in creating custom typefaces (zecraft.com) for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. In addition, the founder of the TypeParis 5-week Typeface Design summer course, will be holding a full day introductory typeface design workshop / masterclass.
Co-founded by Jean François Porchez, ZeCraft is the parallel activity of Typofonderie, with a team of highly skilled and creative designers specialized in typographic design. We’re happy to announce the launch of the ZeCraft website!
The flea market Typo 2016 (Puces Typo 2016) is an event organised by the Rencontres internationales de Lure and Campus de La Fonderie de l’Image in Paris. A good place to meet lots of local typophiles, graphic designers and so on. We are happy to participate again this year and to join a bunch of independent publishers, foundries, designers who will propose surprises and bargains for all tastes and all budgets.
The Mooc Digital Media Paris was created by the City of Paris school, EPSAA. This is a serie of online videos through their transversalities address many issues around the digital world. Dominique Moulon came to Typofonderie in February 2016 to meet Jean François Porchez and talk about typography and design. The six videos are online, enjoy.
Despite their omnipresence and constantly reuse type and typography remains transparent to the public. So how does one develop something that is invisible? Jean François Porchez gives a talk on 14 April 2016 The Typographic Hub, trying explain his vision.
Welcome to PS Fournier, a new typeface designed by Stéphane Elbaz. PS Fournier is a tribute to Pierre Simon Fournier, the prolific Parisian type designer. PS Fournier admirably represents the leading-edge of the transition to the modern era typography, probably one of the most iconic incarnation of what would be called today the French transitional style. PS Fournier type family propose romans and italics in 42 styles, 3 optical sizes ranging from light to black to accommodate a diverse uses. Enjoy!
We’re super happy to announce that you will be able to use Retiro and Anisette on your web projects. These typefaces families are immediately available at Typekit, a longtime partner. Retiro Std is a display face, a high-contrast serif design (Didone). Originally designed for Madriz, the Pro version of Retiro contains ornate alternate capitals forms with Spanish influence. Anisette Std is an Art Deco display sans that contains two widths of capitals in each font.