Boton® BQ font family
Designed by Albert Boton
1952–55: trains at the Troy studio in Paris. Attends a course in calligraphy at the Ecole Estienne in Paris. 1955–57: type designer for the Deberny & Peignot type foundry in Paris under Adrian Frutiger and Ladislas Mendel. 1957–58: works in the graphics department of the Technès design studio. 1958–66: type designer and graphic designer for the Hollenstein studio in Paris. 1966–68: works for the Psycho agency in Paris. 1968–73: art director of the Delpire agency in Paris. Designs for Cacharel, Citroën and Schlumberger, among others. Since 1968: teaching position for calligraphy and type design at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Design in Paris (ENSAD). 1973: self-employed designer. 1978–81: Guépard agency in Paris with Roger Saingt. Since 1981: art director to the Carré Noir agency. Since 1988: teaching position at the ANCT, Imprimerie Nationale in Paris.
Fonts: Agora® BQ (1990), Black Boton™, Boton® BQ (1986), Brasilia (1960), Carré Noir™ (1996), Chadking (1958), Chinon (1973), ITC Elan™, (1985), ITC Eras™ (1961), Hillman (1972), Hudson (1973), Kit, Linex Sans™ and Linex Sweet™ (2003), Memo, Navy Cut (1986), Pampam (1974), Pharaon, Pompei™, Primavera (1963), Rialto (1964), Roc (1959), Scherzo™, Zan (2002).
* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.
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the font: OT (OpenType) with
Postscript outlines (OT CFF) or
TrueType outlines (OT TTF).
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
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