Ladislas Mandel

Le créateur de caractères typographiques Ladislas Mandel est mort à son domicile du Paradou (Bouches-du-Rhône) samedi 21 octobre. Il était âgé de 85 ans. D’origine hongroise, né le 26 mai 1921 à Oradea (Roumanie), il arrive en France en 1936 et étudie aux Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Mandel est engagé chez Deberny et Peignot en 1954 et devient l’assistant d’Adrian Frutiger, alors jeune directeur artistique de la fonderie de Charles Peignot.

Raymond Gid, affichiste et typographe

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).

Doyald Young

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…

Fontzone

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.

Gérard Blanchard: 6 September, 1998

Gérard Blanchard (1927-1998) had worked in many facets of type and graphic related industries, as a graphic designer, engraver, illustrator, writer and historian. His work brought him into touch with many well known designers including Roger Excoffon, Maximilien Vox and José Mendoza. As a writer and historian his work was internationally recognised and drew a wide audience. It is a great shame that his work is not more widely translated.