Typofonderie / Custom Typography

Jean François Porchez shares some of his masterpieces.

Above: Jean François Porchez, screenshot from an overview of custom type he has created, via a small part of the Typofonderie world. The former President of ATypI and founder of Le Typographe, Porchez recently shared a large collection of custom logotypes and lettering on both his own website and his Flickr pages. Take some time to visit this master’s various resources for a strong dose of inspiration.

Above: Jean François Porchez, 1994 (in use until 2005). Each logotype has a brief story behind it, which you can access as you scroll over each example.

Above: Jean François Porchez, detail of a hand-rendered logotype from the early nineties, available via his Flickr page. A real delight to peruse, use these examples to join our common fight against ‘live-trace’ aesthetics and other crimes against humanity. Typonauten, believe in your hand and your heart!

A thousand thanks to Jean François for sharing a small overview of his work here.




4 Responses to “Typofonderie / Custom Typography”

Nintendo Power? Seriously? Awesome!

Paragon is really nice one too.

Josh added these words on Jan 24 11 at 12:57 PM

Thought you might find that one, Josh! :-)

Erik Brandt added these words on Jan 24 11 at 5:37 PM

"Use these examples to join our common fight against live-trace aesthetics and other crimes against humanity." http://ow.ly/6wCEY

Typofonderie added these words on Sep 16 11 at 6:17 PM

Hurrah, Typofonderie, hurrah!

Erik Brandt added these words on Sep 17 11 at 10:52 AM

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