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Fonderie Olive [Roger Excoffon]

Important French typefoundry established in 1836 in Marseille and originally headed by Marcel Olive. In the middle of the 20th century, Roger Excoffon became its major type designer. In 1978 or 1979, the rights to all typefaces were transferred to Haas, which in turn was taken over by Linotype in 1989. The typefaces of Fonderie Olive are:

  • Antique Olive (1959). The modern Bitstream version is Incised 901. There are also Antigone (Softmaker), Ravenna Serial (Softmaker), Oliva (Autologic), AO (Itek), and Olive (Varityper).
  • Banco (1951). By Roger Excoffon. In 1997, Phil Grimshaw created ITC Banco Light based on this.
  • Banville.
  • Calypso (1958). By Roger Excoffon. A digitization of this texture all-caps typeface was done by Ralph M. Unger in 2005 at Profonts under the same name.
  • Chambord (1945). By Roger Excoffon.
  • Choc (1955). The famous fat brush typeface by Roger Excoffon. Digital versions besides Choc (Linotype) include Chandler (Softmaker, reved in 2012), Staccato 555 (Bitstream) and Chalk (Corel). ITC Choc Light was a creation of Phil Grimshaw.
  • Diane (1956). By Roger Excoffon. Modern version: See Diane Script (2008, Mark Simonson), and Diana and Princess by Présence Typo.
  • Mistral (1953). The ubiquitous connected script typeface by Roger Excoffon, based on his own handwriting. Digital versions: Mistral (Linotype), Malaga Pro, Zephyr, Staccato 222 (Bitstream).
  • Vendôme (1951-1952). By F. Ganeau. Digital version include V691 Roman (Softmaker), Varennes, and Vendôme (URW, Elsner&Flake).

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