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.
Anette Lenz designed recently the program of the Musée des arts décoratifs, in Paris, with Anisette, a Typofonderie font. We went to meet her and ask her a few questions. Anette Lenz is a graphic designer from Germany, based in France since several years. Working from a Paris-based studio, she travels often because she enjoys sharing her passion for design with students in many countries, such as HEAD School in Geneva, Switzerland. She has many remarkable collaborations & clients…
As part of the Fête du Graphisme 2015, projection of 12 short movies called Sacrés caractères: Times, Futura, Helvetica, Mistral, Bodoni, Garamond and many others. The film crew including Thomas Sipp, Damien Gautier and Valérianne Boué will be present. This is also an opportunity to honor this essential discipline of graphic arts and unknown to the public, typeface design. “A roundtable hosted by Philippe Di Folco will include typographers, typeface designers including Jean François Porchez.”(Fête du Graphisme 2015: Table ronde dans le cadre de la projection de Sacrés caractères)”“!:/gazette/post/fete-du-graphisme-sacres-caracteres-at-arts-decoratifs/
Best wishes for this new year 2015. 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 publish in 2015 the new typefaces we work on since few years!
Throughout this 2014 year, designers have created for you specific wallpaper calendars, free to download and set in Typofonderie typefaces. Each month, it’s also a great opportunity to ask few questions to our monthly guest designer. For this month of December 2014, it’s Claudia de Almeida who has chosen Angie Sans, designed by Jean François Porchez. She answers to our questions. Read more and download the free wallpaper…
Since now 3 years, the Cheeri graphic design studio organises and presents an initiative to gather designers around some side projects outside the ususal scope of graphic designers’ clients projects. Come to discover Air poster 2014 at Galerie Wanted, Paris!
Welcome to Retiro, a daring interpretation of Spanish typography. Severe, austere and yet, full of life, Retiro is a vernacular version of Castilian and Andalusian in a typical Didot. Retiro include optical size variants to set highly contrasted headlines into various sizes, visually balanced. Enjoy!
For the first edition of Mardis du Design, the École de Condé design school, Jean François Porchez speaks in Paris. He will try to open a debate over how to approach typeface design and its role in the contemporary world, similar to how design and visual identity were formulated during the 1960s.
Since 1994, for each typeface published by Typofonderie, a printed specimen is designed. The explanation is very simple: before the web, this was in fact the only way to present correctly a typeface. The web has changed that, a lot. What’s the function of a typeface specimen? A real tool for graphic designers, to check the style and functionalities of typefaces they may potentially need as part of any new projects?