While stimulation and promotion are now an integral part of type design distribution, typefoundries are experiencing a real boom. After the first digital revolution started during the 80-90s, it is now the challenge of web typography and embedded typography (ebooks, applications) that foundries have to face. To present these two approaches, Raphaël Bastide and Jean François Porchez are invited by the Rencontres internationales de Lure to confront their experiences.
Over 20 years of experience, Jean François Porchez will present the production, publication and diffusion of typefaces at Typofonderie. With Raphaël Bastide we will discover an alternative approach built around the logic of open source and free softwares. After presenting their respective views, guests and public will be invited to discuss about the recent emergence of uses and new digital typefoundries practices.
Podcast available (in french)
Typefoundries: new practices, new challenges
Tuesday 29 April 2014
18:30 – 20:45
Free event: Online registration required
Rencontres internationales de Lure
Labo de l‘édition
2 rue Saint-Médard 75005 Paris, France
Métro Place Monge