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Charles Nicholas Cochin

Parisian copperplate engraver, b. Paris, 1715, d. Paris, 1790. His work influenced the letter shapes of Baskerville, Didot and Bodoni. His engraved tall-ascendered letters have been preserved in many fonts bearing the Cochin name. One of the best revivals is by Georges Peignot in 1913. The irregularities of the metal are well preserved in the digital typeface Nicolas Cochin (+Italic) (P22/Lanston). Monotype made a Cochin Open face.

In 1977, Matthew Carter expanded Peignot's revival into the three style family Cochin---the digital versions are sold, e.g., by Linotype. Another family by Linotype is Nicolas Cochin LT (2004)---it is a variation that is taller, rounder, and less archaic than Cochin. Finally, we find a digital version by URW simply called Nicolas Cochin.

For an Arabic extension, see Badr (1970, Osman Husseini, Linotype).

Cochin is now one of the standard Apple fonts---it is in the basic font set on the iPad and elsewhere on Apple computers.

View and compare various digital typefaces related to Cochin.

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file name: Monotype Cochin Open


file name: Georges Peignot Cochin 1912 Poster by Dana Donato 2015


file name: Georges Peignot Les Cochin 1910


file name: Georges Peignot Les Cochin 1910


file name: Georges Peignot Les Cochin 1910


file name: Georges Peignot Les Cochin 1910


file name: Georges Peignot Les Cochin 1910


file name: Georges Peignot Les Cochin 1910


file name: Georges Peignot Les Cochin 1910


file name: Lanston Type Company L T C Nicolas Cochin 2011 10 07


file name: Lanston L T C Nicolas Cochin


file name: Linotype Nicolas Cochin L T 2004


file name: U R W Nicolas Cochin after Georges Peignot


file name: Lanston L T C Nicolas Cochin


file name: Matthew Carter Cochin Pro 1977


file name: Matthew Carter Cochin Pro 1977b







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