Font Designer – José Mendoza y Almeida

José Mendoza y Almeida – born 14. 10. 1926 in Sèvres, France, died 2018 – type designer, typographer, teacher. Trained as a photoengraver at the Cliché Union in Paris.

1953–54: works with Maximilian Vox. 1954–59: assistant to Roger Excoffon at the Fonderie Olive in Marseille. From 1959 onwards: freelance typographer and type designer. 1985–90: teaches type design in the Atelier National de Création Typographique (ANCT) at the Imprimerie Nationale in Paris.

Fonts: Pascal (1960), Photina® (1972), Fidelio (1980), Sully Jonquières (1980), Mendoza® (1990).

* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.