Font Bureau is a founding member of Type Network, a new model for type design, development, licensing, and use. Owned and operated by type designers, Type Network features a common catalog and shopping cart offering fonts from Font Bureau and other member foundries.
Font Bureau’s current licenses, with no changes to existing terms, are now served through Type Network.
Jean-Francois Porchez has received the Morisawa international type design award twice, for Angie in 1990 and Apolline in 1994. In 1995, he became the designer responsible for the new typeface for Le Monde, a leading French national newspaper. He has recently completed Parisine, for the signage of the Paris metro system, and Anisette, an all caps face created in the spirit of Cassandre and French poster designers of the 1930s. In 1997, he finished Le Monde, a large family of four styles: Le Monde Journal, Le Monde Sans, Le Monde Livre, Le Monde Courrier and he established his own foundry to distribute it exclusively, the Porchez Typofonderie. Porchez, born in 1964, received his graduate education at the Atelier National de Création Typographique in 1991. After receiving his degree he worked for three years as type director at the Paris based Dragon Rouge, a large corporate identity and packaging firm. He now works at home in the Paris suburb of Malakoff. He teaches typography and writes as a journalist. He is a member of Rencontres Internationales de Lure, Association Typographique Internationale (national chairperson) and Typographic Circle.
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