About Maison Luxe Font Family
Maison Luxe is a revival of a very old font designed in France in or around the year 1820. You may have seen this font in the past under the names of Circus, Roma, Madame and Gillé Classic.
As of November 2016 we have changed the name of this font from Gillé Classic to Maison Luxe which means Luxury House in French.
For many years Joseph Gillé was credited as the original designer of this font however we've recently been contacted by a type historian in France reporting that he could not find any evidence supporting Joseph Gillé as the designer and to the best of his knowledge an artist by the name of Sylvestre may be the true designer.
If you love this classic font then you're sure to enjoy the alternate version also with a matching lowercase available from FontMesa under the name of Home Style.
This version of the classic with its squared off shadow is true to the original design where Home Style has diagonal lines creating a cast shadow.
New in 2016 for Maison Luxe is a new matching lowercase, an uppercase German Double S (versal eszett), Greek character set, opentype features including case sensitive forms and old style numerals.
We know you'll enjoy the new additions to this timeless classic design.
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Founded in 2000 by photographer and type designer Michael Hagemann, FontMesa has specialized in creating type styles of the old west and fonts for sign lettering. Some fonts are classic Italian (Tuscan) and French revivals with new lowercase letters added while others were created from a small sample of letters found on old documents never intended to be a complete font.
FontMesa continues to research and find old, long lost type from the 1800s, then revive them into the digital world where they will never be forgotten. With a FontMesa font you can be assured of a quality product; all fonts are drawn and kerned by hand and never created by automatic scanning methods.