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Anisette Std Petite

Anisette® Std Petite by Typofonderie
Individual Styles from $59.00
Complete family of 4 fonts: $157.00
Anisette Std Petite Font Family was designed by Jean François Porchez, and published by Typofonderie. Anisette Std Petite contains 4 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Anisette Std Petite Light
Anisette Std Petite Light
Anisette Std Petite Regular
Anisette Std Petite Bold
Anisette Std Petite Extra Bold

Anisette Std Petite Light - Glyph Count: 280

This is a listing of all 280 glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

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    Anisette Std Petite Light
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    Anisette Std Petite Regular
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    Anisette Std Petite Bold
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    Anisette Std Petite Extra Bold
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  • Anisette Std Petite Light image
  • Full Font Name: Anisette Std Petite Light
    Family Name: Anisette Std Petite Light
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.7
    Glyph Count: 280
    File Size: 39176
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Anisette Std Petite Regular image
  • Full Font Name: Anisette Std Petite
    Family Name: Anisette Std Petite
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.7
    Glyph Count: 280
    File Size: 38996
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Anisette Std Petite Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Anisette Std Petite Bold
    Family Name: Anisette Std Petite
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.7
    Glyph Count: 280
    File Size: 39428
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Anisette Std Petite Extra Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Anisette Std Petite ExBold
    Family Name: Anisette Std Petite ExBold
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.7
    Glyph Count: 280
    File Size: 39504
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe)
    OT Features: aalt case frac kern liga lnum locl ordn sups
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish

Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Desktop: for use on a desktop workstation

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  • Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)

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Adding users later:

Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users.

Anisette Std Petite Desktop EULA

About Anisette Std Petite Font Family


Geometric font inspired by shop signs in 4 styles


Anisette has sprouted as a way to test some ideas of designs. It has started with a simple line construction (not outlines as usual) that can be easily expanded and condensed in its width in Illustrator. Subsequently, this principle of multiple widths and extreme weights permitted to Jean François Porchez to have a better understanding with the limitations associated with the use of MultipleMaster to create intermediate font weights.

Anisette built around the idea of two widths capitals can be described as a geometric sanserif typeface influenced by the 30s and the Art Deco movement. Its design relies on multiple sources, from Banjo through Cassandre posters, but especially lettering of Paul Iribe. In France, at that time, the Art Deco spirit is mainly capitals. Gérard Blanchard has pointed to Jean Francois that Art Nouveau typefaces designed by Bellery-Desfontaines was featured before the Banjo with this principle of two widths capitals. The complementarity between the two typefaces are these wide capitals mixed with narrow capitals for the Anisette while the Anisette Petite – in its latest version proposes capitals on a square proportions, intermediate between the two others sets. Of course, the Anisette Petite fonts also includes lowercases too.


Anisette Petite, a geometric font inspired by shop signs in 4 styles

So, when Jean François Porchez has decided to create lowercases the story became more complicated. His stylistic references couldn’t be restricted anymore to the French Art-déco period but to the shop signs present in our cities throughout the twentieth century. These signs, lettering pieces aren’t the typical foundry typefaces. Simply because the influences of these painted letters are different, not directly connected to foundry roots which generally follow typography history. The outcome is a palette of slightly strange shapes, without strictly not following geometrical, mechanical and historical principles such as those that typically appear in typefaces marketed by foundries. As an example, the Anisette Petite r starts with a small and visible sort of apex that no other similar glyphs such as n or m feature, but present at the end of the l and y. The famous g loop is actually inspired by Chancery scripts, which has nothing to do with the lettering. The goal is of course to mix forms without direct reports, in order to properly celebrate this lettering spirit. This is why the e almost finishes horizontally as the Rotis – and the top a which must logically follow this principle and is drawn more round-curly. This weird choice seemed so odd to its designer that he shared his doubts and asked for advise to Jeremy Tankard who immediately was reassuring: “Oddly, your new top a is fine, it brings roundness to the typeface, when the previous pushes towards Anisette Petite to unwanted austerity.”

The Anisette Petite, since its early days, is a mixture of non-consistent but charming shapes.


Anisette, an Art Déco typeface

Anisette Petite


Club des directeurs artistiques, 46e palmarès

Bukva:raz 2001

Designers: Jean François Porchez

Publisher: Typofonderie

Foundry: Typofonderie

Design Owner: Typofonderie

MyFonts debut: Apr 15, 2008

Anisette® Std Petite is a registered trademark of Typofonderie.