About French Typewriter Font Family
French Typewriter is a slab serif typeface created in 2019 by Jean-Renaud Cuaz. It takes roots in the typewriting font styles with a French flair.
In the history of this font style, early typewriters were initially thought to be replacements for printing and so featured proportional fonts, before being replaced by monospaced typefaces. French Typewriter was created with proportional design, departing from the constraint of identical width and space.
Designed for vintage and modern use with a script influenced italic, French Typewriter provides a large range of weights from Extra Light to Black with matching italics offering a large palette of styles for both vintage and modern design.
A series of swash capitales has been created for all 6 italic weights along with ligatures and alternative a, g, y signs to provide opportunities for attractive text design. Fine tuned kerning has been implemented to make this slab serif font family greatly legible in small size. Condensed styles will be available in 2019.
The Typorium foundry was established in Chicago in 1989 by the type designer Jean-Renaud Cuaz. Rooted firmly in the respect for typographic handcraft traditions, the Typorium aims to innovate in favor of maximum legibility through all supports and devices. The first two Typorium typefaces, ITC Cerigo and ITC Ellipse have been licensed through International Typeface Corporation (ITC - New York) and distributed by MyFonts, Adobe, Monotype, Linotype and FontShop. The following typefaces were licensed and distributed through Monotype’s MyFonts platform and partners.