Roger Excoffon Selection

Roger Excoffon Selection

Roger Excoffon Selection

Three fonts by the renowned French designer Excoffon: the Roger Excoffon Selection.

Roger Excoffon Selection

The French designer and typographer Roger Excoffon (1910–1983) was the predominant personality in French graphic design of the second half of the 20th century. A major retrospective of his work is on view from 24 November 2011 to 19 February 2012 in Lyon’s Musee de L’imprimerie. Many of the exhibits are from the private archive of Excoffon’s daughter and have not previously been on public show. The exhibition catalogue provides a range of new insights into the work of Roger Excoffon.
To mark the exhibition in Lyon, Linotype has decided to issue a Value Pack containing Antique Olive™ Nord, Choc™ Regular and Banco™ Regular, three of the most popular of the fonts designed by Roger Excoffon. Use this opportunity to get to know his typefaces and discover their timeless elegance.

Brief information on the fonts making up the Value Pack:

Antique Olive Nord
Antique Olive Nord Signs, posters and headlines are the perfect settings for this constructed Grotesque dating to the early 1960s. Air France, the French national airline, uses an adapted version of the Antique Olive family in its logos and corporate presentations.

Choc Regular
Choc Regular This striking advertising typeface, designed in the 1950s, was inspired by Japanese calligraphy and is once again highly topical today.

Banco Regular
Banco Regular Letters that seem to have been produced with a paint roller: this highly characteristic headline font was Roger Excoffon’s first published work, dating to 1951.

Other fonts by Roger Excoffon include Mistral® and Calypso.