Jean-François Porchez had worked as a type designer and typographer for Dragon
Rouge. He studied at EMSAT (École Municipale Supérieure
d'Arts et Techniques) and created Angie during his time
there. The type design was subsequently entered into the 1990 Morisawa Awards, where it won
the Brattinga Prize. He spent a year at the ANCT (Atelier National de
Création Typographique) under Peter Keller. During his year there, he created Azur, a
newspaper font which became a basis for Le Monde.
Our sincerest thanks to M. Porchez for his kind assistance on this article. Le Monde will be available soon. His Apolline family is available immediately as an AgfaType Creative Alliance exclusive from most font vendors. Angie is available as a FontFont exclusive from FontShop. J.-F. P. is also working on Anisette, a display font reminiscent of 1930s poster art.
Our thanks must also extend to Sylvie Poupard for her time and dedication.
A world of concerns
A short history of newspaper type
The story continues
Le Monde's new face
Jean-François Porchez - biography
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