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amb+ [André Baldinger]

André Baldinger is the Swiss typographer and type designer (b. 1963) who made the Newut (1996, all letters of equal size, and thus a semi-unicase) and the B-Dot (pixel) families (1998). His outfit in Lausanne is called amb+. In 1994, he graduated from the Atélier National de Création Typographique (ANCT) in Paris. Since 1995, he teaches typography at the École supérieure d'arts visuels de Lausanne. He lives in Paris. Together with Philippe Millot, he heads the type design unit of the Creation and Innovation Research Centre (EnsadLab) at ENSAD Paris. He teaches typography and type design at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He was involved in projects such as the logotype for the Cité Universitaire and a custom type for the Eiffel tower. He also digitized the Frutiger-Hunziker typeface CGP (used in the Centre Georges Pompidou, originally designed in 1974) in 1997.

The full list of his typefaces: AB BaldingerPro Font, AB BDot Font, AB BLine Font, AB CiteInter Font, AB Eiffel Font, AB Newut Font.

Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin where he introduced the Gering project. I cite: Based on a close analysis of typefaces created by Ulrich Gering at the Atelier de la Sorbonne and the Soleil d'Or workshop in the 1470s, the first typefaces produced in France, postgraduate students Timm Borg, Anthony Dathy, Perrine Saint Martin and Ok Kyung Yoon have been working on a versatile, modern font family for the last 2 years under the the guidance and watchful eyes of André Baldinger and Philippe Millot. Focusing on two of Gering's designs --- a sturdy roman font that closely imitates the texture of blackletter and a roman with blackletter influences --- the EnsadLab team has developed a complete family, reviving the work of the father of the printed word in France and bringing together aesthetics rarely seen in such an ensemble. Working only a few hundred metres from the original site of Gering's workshop they have thoroughly reworked the letterforms found in the extant incunabula available in the Bibliothèque Nationale, complementing the original characters with italics, small caps, and supplementary weights, as well as all of the glyphs necessary in a 21st century font.

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