Founded in 2009, BAT Foundry was the first company in France dedicated exclusively to digital type design and online distribution. Born from a spirited young generation of French type designers, BAT Foundry’s goal is to support graphic designers, agencies, publishers and corporations by offering premium, innovative solutions for ideal written communication. The library includes original, boundry-pushing typefaces, like Adso and Instant, as well as unexpected revivals adapted for modern use, such as Acier.
About Jean-Baptiste Levée Jean-Baptiste Levée has designed over a hundred typefaces for industry, moving pictures, fashion and publishing. His work has won multiple awards and has been shown internationally in group and solo shows. It is featured in the permanent collections of the French national library (BnF) and the National Center of arts (Cnap); of the Newberry Library in Chicago, and several printing museums in Europe. He is a board member and the country delegate for France at ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale). Levée curates exhibitions on typeface design, organizes research symposiums and teaches typeface design at the Amiens school of Arts & Design and at the University of Corte. He is a typography columnist and editor on Pointypo.com.
About Bruno Bernard
Bruno Bernard is a graphic- and type designer. He graduated from the École Estienne type design section in 1998 and had his first kicks in the field of cultural communication. He came back to typography in 2005 as a resident of Atelier National de Recherche Typographique. Since then, he has been designing custom typefaces such as the signage type for French railway company (SNCF) as well as personal projects.
About Studio FEED
Feed is an independent graphic design studio founded in 1999 by Anouk Pennel and Raphaël Daudelin. Feed specializes in branding, publishing and typeface design. Feed eats up all that's fit to print, but also delights in what glows on screen and unfurls in space. The studio’s work, benefiting from a straightforward approach, has garnered numerous awards, been the subject of conferences and exhibits, and has been published both in Quebec and abroad.
Superscript2 is a Lyon-based graphic design studio, founded in 2006 by Pierre Delmas & Patrick Lallemand.
Involved in different mediums, from editorial design to typeface design, and digital media (with Martial Geoffre-Rouland), Superscript2 works for a wide range of clients, from independent cultural institutions to renowned companies. Superscript2 is known for its effective yet beautiful designs that goes against the grain. The studio also ran Ink magazine, which explored design theories in the shape of an open debate on the present and future of typography.
About Franck Jalleau
Franck Jalleau is a type designer, calligrapher, and stonecutter. Former student of the Scriptorium de Toulouse, he has followed the training of Atelier National de Création Typographique and then worked with Ladislas Mandel and José Mendoza. He designed typefaces for Agfa, the city of Brives or the non-profit group ATD Quart-Monde. Sole designer at the French Imprimerie nationale, he develops a program of exclusive revivals since 1990. He equally accomplished several original designs for French passport and ID, tax reference codes and numerous other secure print applications of which we can’t say a word. Teacher at the École Estienne, he frames there the only French educational program in type design. His stonecut letters cant be sighted from the parisian Trocadéro Square to the UN headquarters, along with the small paths of southern Provence. He received the Prix des Graphistes in 1998 and several international prizes among which are 1987 and 1996 japanese Morisawa awards.
About Gilles Poplin
Independent designer since his degree under the direction of Roman Cieślewicz, Gilles Poplin is an art director and typeface designer.He commutes between brand identity and editorial design (broadcast, magazine and interface design). He founded his studio based on this expertise and by gathering around him the array of skills he met during fifteen years. His interest in typography and typeface design is a key feature in his vision of graphic design. In this respect, he designed 11 strongly graphic display typefaces for the “02” contemporary art magazine with Sylvia Tournerie. He teaches graphic arts and art direction at Ésag Penninghen school and teams with Canal France International as a media expert for emerging countries (Thailand, Tunisia, Algeria etc.).
About Jérôme Knebusch
Jerome Knebusch is a visual artist, graphic designer and typeface designer. He graduated from École Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Nancy and from Atelier National de Recherche Typographique. In 2006 he continued his research on the differences between handwritten and typographic letter through the Instant typeface project thanks to the support of DAAD scholarship at Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach, Germany. He regularly exhibits and gives workshops in France and abroad. He has been teaching graphic- and typeface design since 2008 at École Supérieure d'Art de Lorraine in Metz. He lives in Frankfurt-on-Main and enjoys traveling.