Mencken Pro preview

Mencken is a typeface designed originally for the Baltimore Sun in 2005. Less than 10 years later, after many months of labor, the outlines of the 8 masters are ready today. Next step will be kerning, intermediate Subhead masters and bunch intermediate weights. Then, will come the Condensed versions.

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L’excellence typographique – The haute couture of typeface design

The monograph about my typeface design and typography work is now available at Atelier Perrousseaux publisher website. It’s a bilingual book French-English. I hope you will like it. It was a great experience. I would take this opportunity to thanks people who worked on this book…

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ATypI Lyon 1998: Azerty Conference Gazette

As organizer of the ATypI Lyon 1998 conference called MultiTypo, thanks to Chester today who pushed me to Google “Porchez Beret” and find back the conference newsletters available in pdf on the ATypI archive website. Enjoy the images from colleagues!

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Robert Parker logotype: refused

In 2013, ZeCraft was asked by a design agency to work on logotype based on the signature of Robert Parker, the wine advocate. I have worked closely with this agency. Proposed few options in June 2013…

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BHV Marais typeface

The idea was to change his name to Le BHV Marais to connect it more to the great area of le Marais. The design agency Royalties worked on the identity, I worked on a unique typeface…

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Typofonderie first ad featuring Le Monde

Directly from my archives, the first announcement of Le Monde family + few others typefaces from Typofonderie.

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Club des directeurs artistiques 45e, Typographie

Le Club des directeurs artistiques annonce la confirmation du jury de la catégorie Typographie. Le président pour cette nouvelle saison est Damien Bellon, directeur de création, BETC. Cette catégorie reste assez récente, mais déjà de belles archives disponibles en ligne sur le site web du Club des directeurs artistiques vous permet d’apprécier la diversité des projets primés.

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Circular zero on oldstyle figures typefaces

Many old style figures available in contemporary typefaces and fonts features a circular zero, or even a reversed weight. Its how figures have to be designed since their apparition in Europe before invention of printing. Its not something new.

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Jean Mallon et le ductus

Jean Mallon est un paléographe qui a participé aux recherches qui ont abouties à la création du Peignot, créé par Cassandre pour la fonderie Deberny & Peignot. Peut-être encore plus que la pratique même de la calligraphie, le ductus est un point fondamental dans la compréhension des formes typographiques, du placement des empattements, de la suppression de certains d’entre-eux.

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Pianos Porchez

Rare & good. Our fellow Jack Usine, know for his fabulous typefaces and great collections of vernacular french signs sent me this image of a rare shop sign set in Banco, by Roger Excoffon.

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