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Jean François Porchez (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃swa pɔʁʃɛz]) (born in 1964) is a French type designer. He was president of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale),

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the leading organisation of type designers from 2004 to 2007. He is probably best-known for releasing the new typefaces for Le Monde, the French evening newspaper in 1994. He has designed custom typefaces for customers such as Beyoncé Knowles, Costa Crocieres, France Télécom, Peugeot, RATP (Public Transport in Paris), and distributes his retail typefaces internationally via his typofonderie.com website. For the Linotype Library Platinum collection, he did Sabon Next, a revival of Sabon, itself Jan Tschichold's revival of Garamond.

Porchez has been a visiting lecturer at the MA typeface design MATD program at the Reading University (United Kingdom) and regularly conducts type design workshops all over the world. He also contributes regularly to conferences and international publications. He published Lettres Françaises,[1] a book (in French & English) that, at the time, showed a large selection of contemporary French digital typefaces. In late 2001 he was the President of a jury set up by the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale to select the new handwriting model and system for France and was a jury member of the 3rd Linotype Type Design Contest.

He founded the community blog and website Le Typographe,[2] dedicated to French speaking typography and typeface design.

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Awards [edit]

Porchez has received many awards. He received the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998. FF Angie (1990) & Apolline (1993) were prize-winning entries in the Morisawa typeface competition. Costa received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC2 2000. Ambroise, Anisette, Anisette Petite, Charente, Le Monde Journal, & Le Monde Courrier were all prize-winning entries in the Bukva:raz international competition (2001). Deréon and Mencken won Creative Review Type Awards (2006). Retiro a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC2 2010. Retiro was selected for the Designpreis 2011 Nominee Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2011. Retiro won the design prize during the 41e Palmarés of the Club des directeurs artistiques.

Typefaces [edit]

Typefaces designed by Jean François Porchez include:

  • Allumi PTF (2009)
  • Ambroise
Ambroise (2001)
Ambroise Firmin (2001)
Ambroise François (2001)
  • FF Angie (1989–1995)
  • FF Angie Pro (2010)
  • Angie Sans (1994)
  • Anisette (1996)
  • Anisette Petite (2001)
  • Apolline (1993–1995)
  • Ardoise PTF (2010)
  • AW Conqueror
AW Conqueror Sans (2010)
AW Conqueror Slab (2010)
AW Conqueror Inline (2010)
AW Conqueror Didot (2010)
AW Conqueror Carved (2010)
Costa PTF (2004)
Henderson Serif (2006)
Henderson Sans (2006-2009)
Le Monde Courrier PTF (2008)
Le Monde Journal (1994)
Le Monde Journal Ipa (2003)
Le Monde Journal PTF (2007)
Le Monde Journal Std (1997)
Le Monde Livre PTF (2008)
Le Monde Livre Classic Std (1999)
Le Monde Sans (1994)
Le Monde Sans PTF (2008)
Le Monde Sans Std (1997)
Mencken Head (2005)
Mencken Text (2005)
Parisine (1996)
Parisine Office (2005)
Parisine Office PTF (2010)
Parisine Plus Std (1999)
Parisine Plus PTF (2006)
Parisine PTF (2006)
Parisine Std (1999)
 

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