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LUC DEVROYE


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Lettres Ornées

Famous decorative caps typeface originated by the Paris-based foundry of Joseph Gillé (ca. 1820). Later versions included one by Wood & Sharwoods (ca. 1842), Laurent & Deberny (ca. 1867: in various size variations, (Lettres ornées No 101, No 103 and No 89)), Deberny & Peignot and Haas.

In the phototype era, PLINC carried the face as Lettres Ornées, with a variant named Eldorado B where the line fill is missing. Letraset had it as Lettres Ornées (with a Deberny & Peignot credit), and Mecanorma developed it some time before 1971 as 82A Lettres Ornées and Ornées A (with a Haas credit).

Digital revivals were attempted by Dieter Steffmann (2002: a free font called Lettres ombrées ornées), FontMesa (2015), Alan Jay Prescott (as "Currier") and Steve Harrison (2021: Lettres Ornes Blonde, Lettres Ornes Noire and Lettres Ornes Lignes).

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file name: Dieter Steffmann Lettres Ombrees Ornees 2002 after Joseph Gille 1820


file name: Steve Harrison Lettres Blonde 2021


file name: Steve Harrison Lettres Noire 2021


file name: Steve Harrison Lettres Ornes 2021


file name: Steve Harrison Lettres Ornes 2021


file name: Steve Harrison Lettres Ornes Lignes 2021







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html