ECV 2016 students presentations

Recent projects from the #ecvmdt2017 class. Our topics cover typography in many area as possible. We invite also several professionals to present they work and share experiences. In next February 2017, we will comeback to New York for visits and masterclasses at the TDC.

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ECV New York 2017

ecvny2017 New York typographic tour

We will be back to New York between the 21 to 26 February 2017 with a group of 12 french students! This year mark the fifth anniversary, following very succesful trips in past years we have built a great schedule with the help of many friends in New York and elsewhere. ECV Paris rent the TDC for few days to host the ECV masterclasses, along various visits.

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Présentation Master Design Typographique ECV 2018

Cette présentation interne au sein de l’ECV permet de présenter les grandes lignes du programme que nouveaux étudiants suivront à partir de janvier 2017.

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Présentation Master Design Typographique ECV 2017

Cette présentation interne au sein de l’ECV permet de présenter les grandes lignes du programme que nouveaux étudiants suivront à partir de janvier 2016. Avec ce master de l’ECV, nous envisageons la pratique du design graphique sous l’angle typographique.

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Creative Drink-Up #4 Le design de l’invisible

J’ai été invité par Adobe pour présenter mon point de vue autour de la perception de la typographie lors de leur événement Creative Drink-Up #4. Merci à l’équipe Adobe, et en particulier Michael Chaize, Olivier Saint-Léger. Un échange formidable a eu lieu avec un public averti, de qualité. Cette présentation est maintenant en ligne!

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ECV 2014 students presentations

Recent projects from the third class of #ecvmdt2015 (master in typographic design started in early 2012). Our topics cover typography in many area as possible: identity, editorial project, signage, events identity. In addition we teach them lettering, and typeface design. We invite also several professional to present they work and share experiences. In next February 2015, we will comeback to New York for visits and masterclasses at the TDC.

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La typographie comme point de passage stratégique: visible en ligne

L’école de Condé m’avait invité dans le cadre de leur cycle de conférences Mardis du Design, le 18 novembre 2014. Cette conférence est disponible en ligne.

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Présentation Master Design Typographique ECV 2016

Cette présentation interne au sein de l’ECV permet de présenter en 10 mn les grandes lignes du programme que 20 étudiants suivront à partir de janvier 2015.

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ECV 2013 students presentations

This master in typographic design started in early 2012, its the second class we have. Our topics cover typography in many area as possible: identity, editorial project, signage, events identity. The group of various instructors that I manage works well. In addition we teach them lettering, and typeface design. We invite also several professional to present they work and share experiences.

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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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Historical references in typeface design

Few weeks ago Thomas Jockin asked why in a good interaction at Dribbble.

I replied that the quality of typeface shapes will gain a lot by looking carefully to historical sources, even not their contemporary interpretation: So rather than looking (as example) at the beautiful Austin by Paul Barnes it can be better to review the sources such type specimen and books set by Richard Austin and John Bell.
The best way to find our way as typeface designer is to built our own unique history, roots, unique references, based on a melting pot of elements. Avoiding looking too deeply today typefaces is a fundamental attitude to keep a certain fresh eye and vision. References should be always indirect and built from an internal maturation.

Biographie

Fondateur de Typofonderie, directeur typographique chez ZeCraft l’expertise de Jean François Porchez couvre à la fois la conception de caractères sur mesure, le design des marques et le conseil typographique. Il a lancé TypeParis en 2015. Il donne réguliérement des conférences à travers le monde. Fait Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres en 2015. Il a reçu le Prix Charles Peignot en 1998, et un grand nombre de prix pour ses caractères typographiques. Entré au Who’s Who en 2009. En 2014, Perrousseaux éditeur publie sa monographie.

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Workshops

See Workshops and teaching.

Workshop: Type design: projetando letras, DiaTipo, São Paulo, Brazil. 12-2015.

Guest critic (typeface design): Type Critique com Pablo Cosgaya, Marcela Romero and Jean François Porchez, DiaTipo, São Paulo, Brazil. 12-2015.

Workshop: Jean François Porchez international guest, 6th Diplomado en Tipografía, Santiago, Chile. 08-2015.

Founder, Instructor: Type@Paris Paris, France. 06-07-2015.

Workshop: typeface design, Otis College, Los Angeles, United States. 06-2013.

Instructor: CooperType, Condensed program summer 2012, along with Stéphane Elbaz, at Cooper Union, New York, 06-07-2012.

Guest critic (typeface design): CooperType, Extended Program, at Cooper Union, New York, 02-2012.

Workshop: typeface design, Otis College, Los Angeles, United States. 02-2012. Guest critic of the Greg Lindy’s typeface design course.

Workshop: typeface design, University of Washington, Seattle, United States. In collaboration with Karen Cheng, 02-2012. Guest critic of the Karen Cheng’s typeface design course.

Typographic design master: Programme Director at École de communication visuelle, Paris. Organisation & teaching. Since 2012.

Workshop: typeface design, BITS, Bangkok, Thailand. 10-2010.

Workshop: typeface design, HEAD, Geneva, Switzerland. 05-2010.

Workshop: typeface design, ECV, École communication visuelle, Paris, France. 10-2009.

Workshop: typeface design, Ecal, Lausanne, Switzerland. 12-2005.

Visiting lecturer, MA typeface design. Reading University, United Kingdom. 2002-05.

Workshop: typeface design, American University of Dubai, AEU, 12-2004.

Professor for typeface design, École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, France. 1997-2004.

Workshop: typeface design, Uqam, Montréal, Canada. 05-2004.

Workshop: typeface design, Geneva, Switzerland. 03-2003.

Professor of typography, IntuitLab, Paris, France. 2001.

Workshop: typeface design, Uiah, Helsinki, Finland. 11–1999.

Workshop: typeface spacing in Fontographer, ATypI conference, Boston, USA. 9–1999.

Professor of typography, ECV, École communication visuelle, Paris, France. 1995-99.

Professor of typography, EMSAT, École professionnelle supérieure d’art & d’architecture de la Ville de Paris, France. 1991-97.

Visiting lecturer, Atelier national de recherche typographique, Paris, France. 1996.

Workshop: École supérieur d’arts & de design d’Amiens, France. 1996.

How to draw a typeface?

Letterfountain is a good and valuable resource for designers with interest into typography. Available in several languages, the website companion propose a good page about some basics for typeface designs… Who can recognise a Typofonderie typeface on the examples?

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Livres et Publications autour de la typographie

Quelques livres dédiés à l’apprentissage de la typographie et création de caractères, et les sites web qui proposent des sélections d’ouvrages sur la typographie.

Dernière mise à jour: 6 mai 2014

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Notre Temps: avant–après

NotreTemps_final.jpg Dans le cadre de la nouvelle formule en préparation, j’ai été chargé par le magazine Notre Temps de revoir leur têtière. Quelques réflexions à propos de ce travail maintenant terminé.

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Moulin Rouge lettering: refused

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This first trial was an adaptation from the façade of the Moulin Rouge.

In 2009, I was asked by a design agency to work for a day, to help them to win a competition…

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MoMa US history deviation?

Its absolutely normal to select typefaces based on its own vision, and from where people live and see the world everyday…

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Typofauteuils

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Pour de beaux Typofauteuils dans votre salle de réunion?

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Doyald Young 1926-2011

Doyald Young desk in August 2010

Doyald Young desk in August 2010.

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Design studentships in Typography

A message from the Occasional dispatches from the MATD and TDi Panopticon: We are looking for exceptional candidates for full-time postgraduate study in the Department of Typography at Reading.

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Anti-plagiarism tool

In graphic design, typography it can a good idea to develop such tool. In design schools, it should be used for all courses!?

Interesting if used to compare redesign of brands.

NAF 74.10: conservons-là!

J’ai signé la pétition de l’Alliance Française des designers. Et vous?

L’Insee souhaite supprimer les termes design et designers de la NAF 74.10. En un tour de stylo, c’est la suppression pure et simple d’un mot du vocabulaire de l’économie, de l’industrie et de la culture d’une profession, c’est l’anéantissement d’années de travail pour donner la visibilité qu’elle mérite à une profession. Ce n’est pas à la hauteur des enjeux économiques nationaux et mondiaux et d’une vision politique d’avenir!

Aidez-nous à défendre l’intitulé de votre métier: signez la lettre de soutien à l’AFD pour exiger le maintien de design et designer!

Adapting existing typeface design

In recent months, I have seen some adaptation of existing well know designs made by inexperienced typeface designers…

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Les leçons de chefs

Vous êtes passés par de très belles maisons, vos chefs vous ont tout appris, mais ici c’est pas la technique de vos chefs que nous attendons, mais votre créativité et personnalité. (retranscription approximative)

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Cursive letterpress coasters

Nice small things using good typeforms at Cursive

Nice small things using good type, don’t miss the animals and others symbols. Nice. From USD 10 on their website: Cursive New York.

Apple FontBook good help

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So good interface design!: Easy to find the missing fonts on Mac Os 10.6 via this windows who appear when you launch the FontBook. Thanks, my life is more easy.

ps. Its just an extract, as the real list is pretty long…

Help doesn’t help

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Weird. In Adobe Illustrator recently I came across a strange thing. I have entered too extreme negative kerning between two letters and suddenly this help message confirmed my mistake. The problem that despite trying to press ok 50 times, the help message was still there. Only way, force quit the application via the Apple menu. Nice!

Design for the News and Magazines Publishing Industry

2e conférence à propos du design des journaux et publications à Paris le 28 mai 2009. Organisé par l’IFRA.

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Type Education

Full of ressources for type design education by Hannes F. Famira.

Apolline drawings

In my early days of typeface design (1989), I learnt to design on tracing paper, based on calligraphy stabilisation. Later, after several years at a design agency (Dragon Rouge) as Type director, I developed faster method to draw letterings, logotypes, small alphabets.

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Biography

Founder of Typofonderie, type director of ZeCraft, Jean François Porchez’s expertise covers both the design of bespoke typefaces, logotypes and typographic consultancy. He is a frequent speaker at conferences all over the world. He launched TypeParis in 2015. Knight in the order of Arts and Letters in 2015. He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998 and numerous prizes for his typefaces. Introduced to French Who’s Who in 2009. In 2014, Perrousseaux publishes his monograph.

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