A new book about Jose Mendoza y Almeida

David Rault's picture

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 Many unpublished documents are reproduced in the book for the first time."


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Sébastien Morlighem and I will talk about this book at TypoBerlin on Friday May 21, 13.00. Additionally there will be a book-signing session at 14:30.

We will show material that has not been put in the book, but which is interesting enough to share with the audience.

About a month ago I posted some photos of the book here:

David Rault's picture

Hey Martin - thanks for the heads up.

It's a delight to be able to read such a great book about such a great man - I've been lucky enough to spend some time with Jose at his Sevres home while preparing my upcoming book about Excoffon, and I'm happy that this tribute comes at the right time.

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