C’est une petite commande de logotype, venant d’un ex étudiant de Jean François Porchez, Kamy Pakdel, depuis Directeur Artistique des éditions Autrement. Le travail a eu lieu durant l’été 2002, il était intéressant d’y revenir, du fait de l’omni présence de la forme typographique, un cas d’école en quelque sorte.
It becomes increasingly difficult to write a comprehensive report year after year, because they all seem close to identical, as if nothing really new appears each year in France. I do not wish to say that there are no initiatives! Many small events are organized during the year, and more will take place.
The Scriptorium de Toulouse was founded in 1968 by Andre Vernette, assisted by Bernard Arin during the first two years. The Scriptorium’s immediate aim was to restore education in lettering, in the setting of a local fine arts school.
Originally published in 2001, in 2008 this article is already historical. How many website survived from this period? Even if we don’t refer to the design who changed dramatically, thanks to the CSS, the websites who still updated should be today considered as anscetors, such Typographer or the MS typography page to take to very different sources (a simple blog and a page from a major corporation).
One hundred years ago, during the evening of the 22nd of December 1900, the students of the “Illumination” class at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, and their tutor and mentor, Edward Johnston gathered together in their second floor classroom…
Raymond Gid est mort le dimanche 12 novembre, à Paris. Né le 25 novembre 1905, Raymond Gid s’est d’abord fait connaître par ses affiches après des études aux Beaux-Arts. Cinéphile, il en conçoit pour de nombreux films, dont Vampyr de Dreyer (photomontage, 1932), Le Silence de la mer de Melville (1949), Les Diaboliques de Clouzot (1955).
Probably similar to other countries, most French news in 2000 came from the web. Several type designers now have their own domain name and others have set up information websites about type.
Young is an eminent American lettering artist and type designer, who has just published an excellent new book called FONTS & LOGOS. ATypI-France has organized his coming to Paris. He will give a lecture on the 18th of October, 2000. As he is not very well known in France, we decided to interview him…
After many pleasant years of receiving news from Fontzone, we thought it would be a good idea to try to know more about the man behind one of the best typographical news web sites. Sadly, we took the opportunity at Fontzone’s closing at the end of April 2000 to interview him. Clive Bruton ran this web site with a small team of contributors, showing strong and rare editorial independence in the typographic scene.
We asked John Downer, an American specialist in sign painting, to comment on several pictures taken in our home city of Malakoff, a surburb of Paris. This article was initially published in 2000. In 2004, couple of the original signs are gone. Its why we decided to update the article a little bit.