I don't think someone talked about it yet, so here it comes - sorry if it's a repost:
"Born in Sèvres (France) in 1926, still active today, José Mendoza y Almeida is the ‘godfather’ of French type design. He gained international recognition from the most famous typefoundries who published his best known typefaces. During his long career, which has also involved graphic design and calligraphy jobs for publishing and advertising, he collaborated with important figures such as Maximilien Vox and Roger Excoffon. He also taught type design within the Imprimerie nationale, at its Atelier national de création typographique.
This book, the first ever dedicated to his work, features an introduction by Jan Middendorp and several essays on Pascal, Photina, ITC Mendoza Roman and other less-known typefaces, written by Martin Majoor and Sébastien Morlighem. Many unpublished documents are reproduced in the book for the first time."