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BVS Boton [Albert Boton]

Albert Boton is a Parisian type designer and teacher, born in 1932 in Paris. In 1957 he started work at Deberny&Peignot under Adrian Frutiger. From 1958 to 1966 he helped create several typefaces for the Hollenstein phototype catalog. In 1968 he became the art director for Robert Delpire publishers, but continued designing typefaces for the Hollenstein collection and later for Mecanorma and Typogabor. From 1968 to 1997 he was a teacher of type design and calligraphy at the École nationale des arts décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. From 1988 to 1998 he taught type design at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographiques. In 1981 he became art director and head of type department at the design agency Carré Noir. Interview in the ENSAD Journal B. His company is called BVS Boton.

He is the designer of Berthold's Boton family (1986), FF Bastille Display package (2002, consists of FF Aircraft, FF Aircraft TF, FF District Bold, FF District Bold TF, FF Studio, FF Studio TF, FF Zan), FF Elegie (2002, art nouveau, a take on Auriol), Agora (1990, Berthold: a lapidary typeface), Chadking (1958), Roc (1959), Brasilia (1960), Primavera (1963), Rialto (1964), Black Boton (1970), PL Brazilia (PhotoLettering, a sans family), Zan (1970), Pharaon (1971), Pampam (1974), Hillman (1972, an Egyptian family at Mecanorma), Tzigane (1973, a condensed family at Mecanorma), Chinon (1973, Mecanorma), Hudson (1973), Boton and Navy Cut (1986, for Mecanorma), the Scherzo family (at the Agfa Creative Alliance), Carré Noir (1996, also at Agfa), Bellini, Praxitel, Albotoni Book (made in 1974 originally), Kit, FF Page (2003, in PageSans and PageSerif families). Since 1998, he distributes his own fonts through BVS Albert Boton:

Albotoni Book (made in 1974 originally), Kit, FF Page (2003, in PageSans and PageSerif families), FF Tibere (2003, a classic roman family), FF District (2004, a squarish sans family) are some his latest typefaces.

Citroen's logo font at Delpire.

Klingspor link. Bio at FontFont. Pictures of an exposition in 2003. Linotype link. FontShop link. MyFonts link.

Aude Degrassat wrote a thesis on Boton in 2008 at Estienne.

Picture.

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file name: Delpire Citroen Logo Font


file name: Albert Boton Font Font Catalog


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file name: Albert Boton Linex Sans Sweet 2003


file name: Albert Boton Linex Sans Sweet 2003b


file name: Albert Boton Linex Sans Sweet 2003c


file name: Albert Boton P L Brazilia


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file name: Albert Boton Carre Noir 1996


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file name: Albert Boton 2005 Photo By Peter Gabor


file name: Berthold Albert Boton Boton 1986


file name: Berthold Albert Boton Boton Bold 1986


file name: Albert Boton Albert Hollenstein I T C Eras 1976


file name: Albert Boton Albert Hollenstein I T C Eras 1976 poster by Kadir Bugra Cilek 2018


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file name: Berthold Albert Boton Agora 1990


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file name: Albert Boton Agora B Q Bold 1990


file name: Albert Boton I T C Elan Medium 1985


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file name: Pic Albert Boton Francois Weil Jean Louis Esteve Jerome Peignot







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