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Research about typography and type design in France

Hello everyone,

Just to let you know that since last october, the ANRT (Atelier National de Recherche Typographique) has re-opened in France.
The call for applications is opened until the end of may, we select 6 students-researchers each year. For more informations, you can check our website.

We also organize on May 6th and 7th a symposium about "Automatic Type Design", more infos here.

Hope to meet some of you soon.

Typography in France / Champagne area


We are working on a project in the area of "Avenue de Champagne". Currently we are scouting for more information about the area and people who have influenced the local typography there and in France at the beginning of 20th century.

Here are some examples of the type style we are interested to know more about:
Or is this common signage type in some areas of France?

Insight, books, designers and why not even fonts appreciated.
(Reading has provided us with some history already but now we are looking for this specific style)

Thank you.

Clement Numbers 1838


Just released a nice set of numbers, rescued from a 1838 Type Specimen Book issued by the Fonderie Clement, Bruxelles.

The 5 is my favorite, the upper part is unique.
I fell in love with it. And so I decided to digitize them all.
I hope you enjoy them! I made them with love.

Available for download at http://goo.gl/cgxts Just $15

I'm not completely sure, but I think that Clement was a Didot's apprentice, who then started his own foundry. If anyone has more info on that, I will appreciate it.


Search Font from Rugby Union Club Logo

Hi everybody,

I'm looking for two fonts used in logos. The first one comes from ROC La Voulte-Valence Rugby Union Club. Letters are quite "square", geometric ones with some "holes" on the upper part of the letters. As the hole structure is the same for a same letter, I imagine that it's specific to the font.
The second one is from DRU or Dannish Rugby Union Federation, it seems to be a condensed font.
As usual, images are attached.

Best Regards,

(x) Cavaillon Rugby Union Club and Finnish Rugby Union logos - ITC Machine, hand drawn {Jan E, Yves}

Hi everybody,

I'm looking for font used in Cavaillon Rugby Union Club, It's kind of "block" font that I often find on jerseys but still unable to identify it.
I'm also still looking for the font used in Finnish Rugby Union, that kind of Castellar with different shape of serifs.
All images are attached naturally ;-)

Best Regards,

Bertolessi and Tulk's Victorian Banner


Greater Albion Typefounders have just released tow new Typefaces on Fontspring and Myfonts:

Bertolessi, is a Roman face made fun, with a healthy dose of filigree curves thrown into the mix. It's an ideal compliment to our extensive Bertoni family, but can be used anywhere a bit of humour and flair is required.

Search font from Rugby Union Clubs Logo

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for fonts from two Rugby union Clubs Logo. Excerpts are those are attached
The first one is from Rennes ERC, I really don't know what font it is.
The second one is from CA Orsay, it's some kind of mix of Cooper Black and Clarendon (but shapes from C, O, R seem to be different)


BAT - Bureau des Affaires Typographiques


I have not seen the info here yet, so I just wanted to let you know that a new French foundry launched last week (I am not related to the foundry - I just rather like the concept and the fonts): the Bureau des Affaires Typographiques. You can find all info in English here:


IMVHO I think Acier (a revival of Cassandre's type by Jean-Baptiste Levée) will be of interest to many of you since I have seen it (or a closely related character) used in a number of vintage London Underground font.