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Nonpareille is the foundry of Matthieu Cortat, Swiss type designer living in Lyon, France.

Nonpareille is also the old name given in the early decades (or centuries) of typography, to the smallest characters founders were able to make (about 5 point). These types were “without similar” (“Non pareille”, in old French), because of the precision of their shapes, the beauty of their drawings, and their good level of legibility in spite of their small size.

The contemporary Nonpareille type foundry has exactly the same aims.

Foundry details

  • Location:
    Matthieu Cortat
    10 rue de Flesselles
    Lyon, 69001
    phone: +33 633 65 66 69
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