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Roger Excoffon

Excoffon was a French graphic designer whose flamboyant typefaces were to shake up French advertising. Born in Marseilles, he went to Paris to study painting. He then became design director of a small type foundry in Marseilles, the Fonderie Olive.

His Antique Olive family of types is regarded as his masterpiece. His exuberant typefaces - Calypso, Choc, and others - became symbolic of the stylish modernity and exuberance of post-war nouvelle vague France, and a benchmark for French graphic design.

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Fonts designed by Roger Excoffon


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