CUSTOM: CORPORATE DESIGN & OTHER
1998. Based on Vendôme by François Ganeau. Unreleased.
I've never been able to find a decent digital version of this Fonderie Olive face, designed by François Ganeau in 1952, so I decided to digitize my own, give it a "proper" italic rather than the sloped roman of the original, add small caps and oldstyle figures, and draw the whole thing in at least two optical sizes. A colleague of mine suggested that Vendôme seems to be a parody of Deberny & Peignot's version of Garamond, so that was going to be the basis for a lot of the work. Partway through, like with so many projects, I lost interest, and later realized that what I really wanted to draw was not an agressively spiky Garamond but an agressively spiky Flieschman: Farnham.