We are pleased to announce the publication of Parisine Narrow and Parisine Compressed! Parisine was born as the parisian métro signage typeface. This family of typefaces has become over years one of the symbols of Paris as the Johnston for the London Underground or the Helvetica for the New York Subway. The Parisine was created to accompany travelers in their daily uses: ultra-readable, friendly, human while the context is a priori hostile.
PS Fournier, created by Stéphane Elbaz, is designed in tribute to Pierre-Simon Fournier. Following the publication of this typeface, we are pleased to announce the launch of the printed specimen. This specimen was designed by Stéphane Elbaz and includes an original essay (English-French) by the eminent French specialist of type history about Mr Fournier Le Jeune. We are launching a web version of this specimen too!
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.