New fonts on Typekit from Typofonderie
We are thrilled to introduce new additions to our library from Typofonderie, a partner since Typekit’s launch in 2009. Originally a showcase of founder Jean François Porchez’s type designs, Typofonderie has more recently added work from other designers, like Xavier Dupré. Along with type design, Jean François has an illustrious teaching background and will continue to bring type expertise to the world with Type@Paris this summer, a course we’re proud to sponsor.
The Ardoise and Mislab complete families are new to Typekit. All of the Typofonderie families we offer have been newly optimized — we’ve also introduced new additions to the Le Monde family (Journal Std 2, Sans Std 2, Livre Std and Livre Classic), Parisine family (Office and Gris as well as Parisine Plus Gris), and Anisette (Std Petite 2).
Ardoise was developed for publications, but its straightforward forms and high x-height make it very well suited to any layout. Even in the most condensed widths and heavy weights, the typeface maintains legibility and consistency. Its proportions are shared by the Le Monde family, designed by Porchez for the premier French newspaper. There are plenty of weights and styles available to create effective combinations.
Designed by Xavier Dupré, Mislab succeeds in its role as a robust display face while also maintaining delicate features. Though the uppercase letters maintain strong serifs, most of the lowercase letters — notably the a, c, e and s — are left with sans serif endings. Even the x, a perfect candidate for symmetrical slabs, is treated in a fluid way with one of the terminals ending in a curve. The typeface has an impressive number of weights and styles, well suited for display use.
All the Typofonderie faces are available for use on the web. If you don’t have a Typekit subscription, it’s free to try out and take a look around.