We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve set new partnerships these past months. The first announce relates to Typekit which, in fact, is already our partner since 2009 for Typofonderie webfonts. What’s new with them? We’ve updated all fonts already present and added many new typefaces families. The second one concerns Fontdeck, which provides a completely different way to handle web fonts licenses. Last, but not least, it’s Fontstand which offers an excellent for anyone interested in renting digital fonts or who is seeking to easily testing digital fonts.
The Diplomado en Tipografía in Chile promote the culture of typography from their historical knowledge, theoretical, technical and practical to address the design of digital typefaces. For 6th edition, Jean François Porchez will be the international guest of the year for a full week in August 2015.
As part of the pre-program D-Day 2015, Jean François Porchez gives a talk on Saturday 13 June 2015 for designers and typography lovers a Oris, the architecture house, Zagreb.
FLUPA UX-Day is an annual UX conference organized by the France Luxembourg User Experience Professionals’ association in Paris on 11 and 12 June 2015.
The flea market Typo 2015 (Puces Typo 2015) 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.
TYPO Berlin is in its 20th year running as Europe’s biggest and most successful design event. And since 2011, annual TYPO conferences have also been held to wide acclaim in San Francisco and London. In an eclectic mix of talks, influential thinkers cover social trends, ideas, concepts, technological innovation and the valid principles of good design. For the first time, Jean François Porchez will speak at TYPO Berlin about how adding value to the invisibility of typefaces.
Typocamp is the result of an initiative of the Foundry (Digital Agency of Île-de-France). It is a type related weekend including workshops and round tables. This year, Joachim Vu from Typofonderie team, will conduct a workshop dedicated to sketching lettering on 8 May 2015.
Plug&Play is an annual design conference organized by the Escola Superior Artística do Porto. This year, again held in Porto, Portugal.
Fleur Pellerin, Minister of Culture and Communication handed out on 9 April 2015 to Jean François Porchez, typeface designer, the knight badge in the order of Arts and Letters, in recognition of his significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields in favor of French culture.
Since many years, graphic designers, customers ask us questions about where they could learn to create typefaces without taking a year off at MATD or KABK. This is in order to respond to what’s missing in Europe, particularly in France, that we have decided to work on this project since summer 2014. We’re now proud to announce the launch of this new Typofonderie activity. Type@Paris is the first intensive type design program in Paris, offering a unique approach in Europe to learn type design from scratch (or almost) following a long tradition of curriculum started in France in the 70’s.