Fayon Grande

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Release Year
2011
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Classification
Serif, Modern, Didone
Original Format
Digital
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didone, serif

Background

OurType Fayon Grande is the display partner of Fayon and the second design created by Peter Mohr for OurType. Graceful and refined, Fayon Grande is a Modern face in the later style of Bodoni and the Didots.

Extreme differences between thick fat strokes and thin hairline ones typify nineteenth-century letterforms. The refined fragility of typefaces made along these lines testify to the century’s high industrial achievement and its obsession with technical mastery, and pushed letterpress printing to its very limits. This search for perfection, decadent in some ways, is also a basis for the seemingly natural association the Modern face style now has with haute couture, cosmetics, and other luxury products and services.

Respectful of his historical models but aware of their rigid, often nervous extremes, Peter Mohr offers in Fayon Grande a design that is at once elegant and daring. Deploying high contrast, a generous x-height, modest ascenders and descenders, and narrow proportions, the typeface is an excellent starting point for superb display composition.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on March 15, 2012, 10:46pm EST

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