Le Monde Livre

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Credits

Designer(s)
Jean François Porchez
Foundry(ies)
Porchez Typofonderie
Release Year
2008
Country of Origin
France
Classification
Serif
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
FontShop
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Background

Before the arrival of photocomposition, each font size had a specific design. Le Monde Livre, designed by Jean François Porchez, along with Le Monde Journal, re-establishes this practice. In effect, the latter was developed specifically for use at small point sizes (below 10 points.) Le Monde Livre is better suited for everyday work (above 10 points,) from books to posters. Additionally, in comparison to the italics in Le Monde Journal, Le Monde Livre’s italics are of a totally new design, closer to the models of the Renaissance. The Le Monde Livre series is offered in three weights, in roman, italic & small capitals. If you’re looking for something more appealing based on the same initial style, you should look at the Classic version who include various ligatures (not yet OpenType).

Background Source

  • Typofonderie.com

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