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Public talk — Polices de France

We will give a talk on june 20 in Paris with french type designer Benoît Bodhuin about the contemporary scene of type design in France. This event is part of the Fanzines! Festival and is organized by l'Articho. Afterward, this talk will be broadcast on Radio Campus for their GRPHSM! season dedicated to the graphic design field. Come say hi or listen to it on the radio.

POLICES DE FRANCE
Tuesday June 20, 19H  
Monte-en-l’air
71 rue de Ménilmontant / 2 rue de la Mare
Paris 20 - M° Ménilmontant

Learn more.

Follow the actuality of the event on the facebook event.

Velvetyne in Chaumont festival 2017

We will be in Chaumont (52000, France) during the opening of the bienal of graphic design on 20 and 21 of May2017. Meet us in the Chapelle, a former jesuit church in the center of the town where a salon of independent publishers and foundries will take place. See you there!

New workshop: Saint J&an

New event / workshop / party

Saint J&an is a workshop week-end in Paris and a worldwide submission call for ampersands.

Prepare to draw your most beautiful ampersands on may 6th and 7th that will be published in a book by —zeug as a festive companion to a new translation to Jan Tschichold's ampersand essay.

The climax of this week-end will be a party on the occasion of the Saint Jean Porte Latine, patron of the type designers and wine markers, who we will celebrate on this Saturday night.

More infos and registrations here.

New workshop FONT > FONK > FORK

On the 17, 18, 19 of june, we will hack and fork fonts with you!

We will focus on type derivation to experiment how we can create new version of a same font in two days of work. The workshop will take place at La Générale in Paris, and will be free! Technical basics in type design will avoid violent headache.

Contact us to book your seat among us! Or learn more on our dedicated page.

Launch of La Perruque magazine

We will be in Brussels on the 14th of april to attend the launch of a new original type related magazine.

Meet La Perruquea 1 meter long and 1 centimeter hight sheet of paper. Each issue is a specimen dedicated to a different typeface. These strange formats are leftovers from the printer, the margins of regular documents. The different issues altogether create a portrait of a contemporean type design scene. On the 14th of April, discover the first 4 issues of the magazine and meet Olivier Bertrand, its creator, with the designers of each 4 typefaces : our Raphaël Bastide, Axel Benassis, Justin Bihan, Alex Chavot and Olivier Lebrun as a guest.

Yes, the third issue of La Perruque is dedicated to our Steps Mono, a project initiated by Raphaël and Jean-Baptiste Morizot to demonstrate a collaborative approach in type design. No spoil but it seems that the fourth issue will be about another of our fonts.

Meet us at :

La Perruque — Lancement #1
Thursday avril, the 14th, 2016
6h30 PM

At Atelier Bek
rue du Ruisseau 15
1080 Bruxelles

www.la-perruque.org / Facebook