Font Designer – Jean François Porchez
He was a jury member of the 3rd Linotype Type Design Contest, and is the Vice President of ATypI. He teaches type design at ensad in Paris and regularly contributes to conferences and international publications. He published Lettres Françaises, a book (in French & English) that shows all contemporary French, digital typefaces.
In late 2001 he was the President of a jury set up by the Minisère de l’Éducation Nationale to selec the new handwriting model and sysem for France.
He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998. Angie (1990) & Apolline (1993) were prize-winning entries in the Morisawa typeface competition. Cosa received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the tdc2 2000. Ambroise, Anisette, Anisette Petite, Charente, Le Monde Journal, & Le Monde Courrier were all prizewinning entries in the Bukva:raz international competition (2001).
In 2002 he designed Sabon® Next, a redesign of Sabon.