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Jean François Porchez

After training as a graphic designer, during which he focused on type design, Jean François Porchez (born 1964) worked as a type director at Dragon Rouge. By 1994, he had created the new typeface for Le Monde newspapers. Today he designs custom typefaces for the Baltimore Sun, Beyoncé Knowles, Costa Crocieres, France Télécom, Louis Vuitton, Peugeot, RATP (Public Transport in Paris), as well as distributing internationally his retail typefaces via his typofonderie.com website. For the Linotype Library Platinum collection, he has created a revival of the Sabon, a Jan Tschichold revival of Garamond in 2002.

He is hononary President of the Association Typographique Internationale (was ATypI President in 2004–2007). He taught type design at the MA typefaces design at the Reading University (United Kingdom) and at Ensad and conduct regularly type design workshops all over the world. He also contributes regularly to conferences and international publications. He published Lettres Françaises, a book (in French & English) that shows all contemporary French, digital typefaces. In late 2001 he was the President of a jury set up by the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale to select the new handwriting model and system for France and was a jury member of the 3rd Linotype Type design Contest.

He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998. FF Angie (1990) & Apolline (1993) were prize-winning entries in the Morisawa typeface competition. Costa received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC2 2000. Ambroise, Anisette, Anisette Petite, Charente, Le Monde Journal, & Le Monde Courrier were all prize-winning entries in the Bukva:raz international competition (2001). Deréon and Mencken won a Creative Review Type Awards (2006). Parisine Office won a star at the Observeur du design 07.

Jean François Porchez offers his fonts through his Typofonderie foundry at MyFonts.

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MyFonts Creative Characters: Jean François Porchez (July 2009)

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A good quick jab of a pen may vex Will Shortz.
Le Monde® Livre Std Le Monde® Livre Std

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Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers.
Le Monde® Journal Std Le Monde® Journal Std
Le Monde® Journal Std Le Monde® Journal Std
Le Monde® Journal Std Le Monde® Journal Std
Le Monde® Journal Std Le Monde® Journal Std
Le Monde® Journal Std Le Monde® Journal Std

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Viewing quizzical abstracts mixed up hefty jocks.
Parisine® Plus Std Parisine® Plus Std
Parisine® Plus Std Parisine® Plus Std
Parisine® Plus Std Parisine® Plus Std
Parisine® Plus Std Parisine® Plus Std
Parisine® Plus Std Parisine® Plus Std

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A large fawn jumped quickly over white zinc boxes.
AW Conqueror Std Inline AW Conqueror Std Inline

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Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
Anisette Std® Anisette Std®

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Jump by vow of quick, lazy strength in Oxford.
FF Angie® FF Angie®
FF Angie® FF Angie®
FF Angie® FF Angie®
FF Angie® FF Angie®

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My expensive quartz watch once belonged to JFK.
Le Monde® Sans Std Le Monde® Sans Std
Le Monde® Sans Std Le Monde® Sans Std
Le Monde® Sans Std Le Monde® Sans Std
Le Monde® Sans Std Le Monde® Sans Std
Le Monde® Sans Std Le Monde® Sans Std

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Quickly Shortz dreams up a few vexing jumbles.
Angie Sans Std® Angie Sans Std®
Angie Sans Std® Angie Sans Std®
Angie Sans Std® Angie Sans Std®
Angie Sans Std® Angie Sans Std®
Angie Sans Std® Angie Sans Std®

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Many big jackdaws quickly zipped over the fox pen.
Le Monde® Livre Classic Std Le Monde® Livre Classic Std
Le Monde® Livre Classic Std Le Monde® Livre Classic Std
Le Monde® Livre Classic Std Le Monde® Livre Classic Std
Le Monde® Livre Classic Std Le Monde® Livre Classic Std
Le Monde® Livre Classic Std Le Monde® Livre Classic Std

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William said that everything about his jacket was in quite good condition except for the zipper.
Ambroise Std™ Ambroise Std™

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A quick movement of the enemy will jeopardize six gunboats.
AW Conqueror Std Didot AW Conqueror Std Didot

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Five big quacking zephyrs jolt my wax bed.
Parisine Std® Parisine Std®
Parisine Std® Parisine Std®
Parisine Std® Parisine Std®
Parisine Std® Parisine Std®
Parisine Std® Parisine Std®

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TV folk buy ex-Prez John Quincy Adams’ wig.
Anisette Std Petite® Anisette Std Petite®
Anisette Std Petite® Anisette Std Petite®
Anisette Std Petite® Anisette Std Petite®
Anisette Std Petite® Anisette Std Petite®
Anisette Std Petite® Anisette Std Petite®

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Sexy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn’t baking me quiche.
Mencken Std Mencken Std
Mencken Std Mencken Std
Mencken Std Mencken Std
Mencken Std Mencken Std
Mencken Std Mencken Std

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Perhaps President Clinton’s amazing sax skills will be judged quite favorably.
Allumi Std Allumi Std

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West quickly gave Bert handsome prizes for six juicy plums.
Le Monde® Courrier Std Le Monde® Courrier Std

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Prized waxy jonquils choke big farm vats.
Retiro Std Retiro Std

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Lazy movers quit hard-packing of papier-mache jewelry boxes.
AW Conqueror Std Carved AW Conqueror Std Carved
AW Conqueror Std Carved AW Conqueror Std Carved
AW Conqueror Std Carved AW Conqueror Std Carved
AW Conqueror Std Carved AW Conqueror Std Carved
AW Conqueror Std Carved AW Conqueror Std Carved

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About sixty codfish eggs will make a quarter pound of very fizzy jelly.
Costa Std® Costa Std®
Costa Std® Costa Std®
Costa Std® Costa Std®
Costa Std® Costa Std®
Costa Std® Costa Std®

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Fixing the razor, J.S. Bach vowed to primp quickly.
Parisine® Office Std Parisine® Office Std
Parisine® Office Std Parisine® Office Std
Parisine® Office Std Parisine® Office Std
Parisine® Office Std Parisine® Office Std
Parisine® Office Std Parisine® Office Std

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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size.
Apolline Std® Apolline Std®
Apolline Std® Apolline Std®
Apolline Std® Apolline Std®
Apolline Std® Apolline Std®
Apolline Std® Apolline Std®

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Jeez, by TV film Schwarzkopf expunged Iraq.
Ardoise Std Ardoise Std
Ardoise Std Ardoise Std
Ardoise Std Ardoise Std
Ardoise Std Ardoise Std
Ardoise Std Ardoise Std

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Beloved Groucho joked with a mix of zany quips.
Airco Std Airco Std
Airco Std Airco Std
Airco Std Airco Std
Airco Std Airco Std
Airco Std Airco Std

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It’s unquestionably one of Judy G. Schwartzkopf’s exotic missives.
Audace Std Audace Std
Audace Std Audace Std
Audace Std Audace Std
Audace Std Audace Std
Audace Std Audace Std

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Six big devils from Japan quickly forgot how to waltz.
AW Conqueror Std Slab AW Conqueror Std Slab
AW Conqueror Std Slab AW Conqueror Std Slab
AW Conqueror Std Slab AW Conqueror Std Slab
AW Conqueror Std Slab AW Conqueror Std Slab
AW Conqueror Std Slab AW Conqueror Std Slab

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Five or six big jet planes zoomed quickly by the tower.
Ysans Std Ysans Std
Ysans Std Ysans Std
Ysans Std Ysans Std
Ysans Std Ysans Std
Ysans Std Ysans Std

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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size.
Sabon® Next Sabon® Next
Sabon® Next Sabon® Next
Sabon® Next Sabon® Next

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FF Angie® Open Pro FF Angie® Open Pro
FF Angie® Open Pro FF Angie® Open Pro
FF Angie® Open Pro FF Angie® Open Pro
FF Angie® Open Pro FF Angie® Open Pro