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François Boltana

French type designer based in Toulouse, b. 1950, d. 1999. He was an early graduate of Scriptorium de Toulouse (1972). In his lifetime, Boltana achieved a great deal of success, including the Morisawa Prize in 1990. From 1975 until 1997 he was also a freelance graphic designer. Brief CV. Read his article in Cahiers GUTenberg, Ligatures&calligraphie assistée par ordinateur (1995). Fontshop link. Frank Adebiaye wrote François Boltana et la naissance de la typographie numérique together with Suzanne Cardinal in 2012.

His fonts:

  • Aurore (1993): a calligraphic copperplate script typeface. For a free revival, see Claude Pelletier's Maratre (2013).
  • The typewriter font Capitole (1974).
  • Champion (1989): a wonderful calligraphic font.
  • Frédéric.
  • Geneviève (1969, Hollenstein Phototypo).
  • Girus.
  • Lineameca (1970, Hollenstein Phototypo).
  • Messager (1991); in two styles, Romain and Tradition.
  • Oscar.
  • Prosper.
  • Rabelais (1997): for this effort, he obtained the Meilleur Ouvrier de France en 1997 award.
  • Toscan.
  • Toulouse.
  • Stilla (1973): a modern psychedelic high-contrast ornamental didone display typeface with many ball terminals. In 1990, Elsner&Flake published Stilla EF. It is also in the Scangraphic collection as Stilla SH. Linotype too has a version of Stilla. Softmaker's version is called Salmon Pro. Stilla is often incorrectly credited to Middleton.

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