French Type Specimen Book

Friday, August 17, 2012
French Type Specimen Book

Specimen General: Tome1

This is probably one of the most elegant type specimen books ever published. It is the 1926 catalogue for Deberny & Peignot, a French type foundry. The company was headed by Charles Peignot, (1897-1983) who make connections with famous French commercial artists such as A.M. Cassandre and Jean Carlu. Cassandra would later design a font named after Charles Peignot.

The catalogue was designed by Maximillen Vox and is a mixture of his own illustrations a hand drawn lettering.