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 the month of July 2014, it’s Xavier Dupré who has chosen the Costa, designed by Jean François Porchez. He answers to our questions.
Typefaces designed by Xavier Dupré.
Who are you?
I am French, I design typefaces and I spend my life mainly in Asia.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by book, letterings, woodcuts, old posters, I also observe shapes around me.
Your favorite typeface?
I love typefaces that strongly mark the page as humanes or Nicolas Cochin on letterpress.
Your favorite designer?
Louis Jou is my today choice, a Catalan settled in France in the early twentieth century. He has designed typefaces, doing his own woodcut or brass cutting, set entirely his own books and has printed them all in a fifteenth century private mansion restored by himself.
Name your favorite book?
Two illustrated art deco books:
The Devil in the Belfry by Edgar Allan Poe in a 1927 edition with woodcuts in an incredible modernity and made by J. Maret.
Kaa’s Hunting by Rudyard Kipling, 1930 edition illustrated by Paul Jouve.
Both are very rare books with a huge layout job, featuring an incredible craftmanship. Illustrations and printing are just admirable.
Your favorite place in the world?
Danau Toba is a lake in northern Sumatra, an absolutely charming place where you are cut off from the world.
Costa Pro wallpaper
What about downloading and installing this typographic desktop wallpaper that Xavier Dupré has crafted for you with the utmost attention for the month of July 2014? This free wallpaper is set in Costa Pro available at Typofonderie.
Download the wallpaper set in Costa, 8000 × 5000 px.
→ A wallpaper calendar June 2014 featuring Anisette
→ A wallpaper calendar May 2014 featuring Parisine Plus
→ A wallpaper calendar April 2014 featuring Mislab
→ A wallpaper calendar March 2014 featuring Ardoise
→ A wallpaper calendar February 2014 featuring Geneo
→ A wallpaper calendar January 2014 featuring Costa Petite
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