Le Monde Sans

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Release Year
1994
Country of Origin
France
Classification
Sans Serif
Original Format
Digital
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Designed by Jean Fran├žois Porchez, Le Monde Sans PTF is a lineale type family — one which has been derived from serifed types — a practice that become commonplace from early nineties. As applied before to italics, this type of variation expands typographic possibilities, diferentiating of the status of each text. This is fundamental to contemporary documents and the press, where comments & analyses must be distinguished subtly from news. The design of Le Monde Sans PTF continues the basic common structure found in the members of the Le Monde family: its proportions, a relatively narrow width, a fairly oblique axis, etc. The typographer can, at all times, switch between Sans Ptf & Journal Ptf or Courrier Ptf without any disruption in the composition. Le Monde Sans is offered in numerous weights“seven in total, in roman, italic to meet all kinds of situations. Given the common usage of lineale sans serif typefaces today, this is indispensable. In spite of all this, the three standard weights function perfectly with the remaining sub-families.

This family was designed in 1994 as custom font for the French newspaper Le Monde. The family is not used any more by this newspaper from November 2005. Remain few use on others publications of Le Monde.

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Last edited by Grant Hutchinson on February 29, 2012, 01:18pm EST

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