Xavier Dupré was born in France in 1977. In 1995 he studied graphic design in Paris and received a GCE Applied Arts degree. Two years later he went to the Scriptorium de Toulouse to learn calligraphy and typography. In 1999 he began work at a packaging design agency in Paris. He collaborates with Ladislas Mandel, well-known for telephone directory types, and experiments with Renaissance letterforms. For 2001 to 2004 he lived in Cambodia, designing latin and khmer typefaces as he travelled through South-East Asia. Dupré was awarded consecutive Certificates of Typographic Excellence in 2004 and 2005 by New York’s Type Directors Club.