About this font family
Sully-Jonquières (1980) is Mendoza’s most original calligraphic type design. It started as a commission from Henri Jonquières, a French publisher; the prefix ‘Sully’ was taken from the Hôtel de Sully in Paris, in which the Caisse nationale des monuments et des sites historiques was seated, when the typeface was used for the logo for this French governemental organization.
Sully Jonquières is a real italic typeface that has been put upright; it is the ultimate proof that an italic is all about construction and not about slanting. Because the typeface is typically used for display, it doesn't come with old style figures. More…
More reading about José Mendoza y Almeida and his work can be found in the similarly named book by Martin Majoor and Sébastien Morlighem, published by Bibliothèque Typographique, 2010, ISBN 978-2-35654-008-9