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Optimo [David Rust]

Optimo is a Lausanne-based foundry established in 1997 by ECAL graduates Stéphane Delgado, Gilles Gavillet and David Rust. In 1998, they relocated to Geneva. Over the years, the foundry slowly developed a library of classic typefaces available for print, web, and mobile environments. The company publishes original typefaces designed by type designers such as François Rappo, Ludovic Balland, Joost Grootens and Team 77. All Optimo fonts are available exclusively from their web site.

Their early typefaces included Aerial, Chip, Flexo MM (1998, David Rust), Circuit (2002, David Rust; on the CD in Nathan Gale's type 1 book), Didot Elder (2004, a true revival of a family by Pierre Didot, 1819; it has devil-tailed S's and is similar in many places to Porchez's Ambroise. It was designed by François Rappo), Kornkuh, Nova MM, Steiner, Autologic, Detroit MM (1997), Kabin, Normal, 2000, Optimal (a kitchen tile font), Politics (squarish typeface by Gilles Gavillet), Montana (stencil by Gilles Gavillet), CEO (typewriter style by Rappo), Veglia, Zero. Most fonts are futuristic or experimental, with a few sans serif fonts thrown in at well. In 2003, David Rust and Gilles Gavillet co-designed Cargo (stencil), Hermes (typewriter type), Index and Politics. In 2006, Philipp Herrmann created the slab serif typeface Piek.

EXTERNAL LINKS
Optimo
Klingspor Museum page
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INTERNAL LINKS
Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Type design in Switzerland ⦿ Kitchen tile fonts ⦿ Typewriter fonts ⦿ Stencil fonts ⦿ Experimental type ⦿ Modern style [Bodoni, Didot, Walbaum, Thorowgood, Computer Modern, etc.] ⦿ Circuit board typefaces ⦿








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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