Le Monde Livre Classic revisited

Le Monde Livre Classic PRO by Jean François Porchez for Typofonderie

This typeface was conceived as an extra version of the Le Monde Livre. A typeface family featuring a lot of traditional elements revisited in a contemporary manner, not as a typeface revival. Designing a typeface in the nineties featuring ligatures, special variation of many glyphs, vignettes and ornaments wasn’t perfect. Specially for the users. So, with advanced OpenType technology as in common use today, it was obvious that a revamp of this typeface would be a good initiative.

Parisine Plus and its fancy type effects

Parisine Plus by Typofonderie

Started as an informal versions of Parisine, Parisine Plus was designed with the idea of bringing to a sanserif a lot from what we can generally find in serif typefaces. Serif typefaces are built on long tradition of letterforms taking their roots on writing. It is less directly the case with sanserif. Parisine Plus can be described as a “lineale garalde” or a Humanistic sans depending which typeface classification system you prefer. Humanistic sanserif are praised for their legibility and the rhythm they bring to paragraphs.

A good taste cost less: Ambroise

Ambroise by Typofonderie

Ambroise attempts to reproduce more of what we see printed on paper in the 19th century; a more accurate representation of Didot punches. So, the unbracketed serifs are not truly square straight-line forms but use tiny transitional curves instead. The result on the page appear more softer and less straight, particularly in larger sizes.

Geneo, a new design by Stéphane Elbaz

Geneo designed by Stéphane Elbaz for Typofonderie

Geneo, designed by Stéphane Elbaz, is a synthesis of historic and present-day visions of typography, a slab serif constructed on an oblique axis. Its subtle contrast evokes both Renaissance elegance and the robustness of the Egyptian typefaces that were in vogue during the 19th century. Geneo falls halfway between the classic styles of Garamond and Fournier, with aspects of contemporary slab serifs. From this blend of styles and genres, it emerges with a singular identity perfectly suited for modern illustrations of quality, savoir-faire, and culture.

Typeface designer to come

Forthcoming typeface: Collaboration is also a very useful way to take distance from your own design

In a couple of days, we will publish the first no-porchez typeface family. This forthcoming family is a sort of slab serif with trace of writing on it. Its not a revival or a pure old style, more a contemporary typeface, a synthesis of various ideas combined. Obviously you will know everything about the designer and the typeface later, but we will have to wait a bit more for that.

Le Monde Sans Pro and its new g

Le Monde Sans Pro by Typofonderie

Le Monde Sans is a sanserif based on Le Monde Journal — a practice that become commonplace from early nineties. Designed originally in 1994 for the Le Monde newspapers (they switched to standard fonts in 2005), it was expended over the years to the large family we know today. As many others members of the extensive Le Monde family, Le Monde Sans was revamped for the relaunch of Typofonderie website. The good surprise is that you can enjoy Le Monde Sans in its exclusive Pro version for almost the price of the STD version…