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.
Best wishes for this new year 2016. We wish you a year ahead full of promise and success. All our best wishes for happiness and prosperity. Thanks to all for your great support, we are excited to finally publish in 2016 the new typefaces we promized to launch in 2015!
The DiaTipo is a gathering about typography which began in 2008 in Sao Paulo as informal meetings. Over time, the event has grown, becoming a conference for hundreds of people. Consisting of lectures, discussions and workshops, the DiaTipo brings together typographers, calligraphers, designers, researchers, communication professionals and other enthusiasts of letters. For the 2015 edition, Jean François Porchez will be speaking. He will also be conducting a type design workshop and typecrit the days before.