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Hi folks,

Got a pitch for a company. Nees to be sophisticated french in style.
Could any one suggest any decent resources for research as well as appropriate typefaces.

I have looked at itc eras and tyfa.

Thanks

Mik

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How about Parisine Plus and Le Monde Livre Classic from Porchez Typofonderie?

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they are lovely. thanks.

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> sophisticated french in style

Look to their late 19th century.

hhp

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However, Parisine from Typofonderie is used in the Metro.

Check out Ambroise for a didone of the highest order.

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Check out Ambroise for a didone of the highest order.

I love the way the g plays the baseline. If you are going to make one of those kinds of g shapes that hardly anyone uses in writing, you can't beat having some fun with it, imo. Perhaps this viewpoint will cause a few haruumphs from the sticklers of some traditional viewpoint, but goading sticklers has to be done now and then.
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...Mendoza

...Vendome

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wow!

thanks all. some lovely choices.

my next question...

Does anybody know where I can find Art Nouveau / Deco flourishes? I realise I am asking alot.

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>Does anybody know where I can find Art Nouveau / Deco flourishes?

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