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Baron von Fonthausen [Jacques Le Bailly]

Jacques Le Bailly (b. Thionville, France, 1975) is the "Baron von Fonthausen", located in Den Haag, and the self-proclaimed German-French specialist in the fields of both beer and type design. From 1999 to 2003, Le Bailly lived in Berlin, working at Moniteurs graphic design studio and as an independent graphic designer. Having returned to the Netherlands in 2003, Jacques did type production work for The Enschedé Font Foundry. He is now a typographic designer at Bau Winkel's studio in The Hague. He worked for type foundries like Lineto, Monotype, House Industries, and Bold Monday, as well as on custom projects for several brand design agencies. He has been teaching at the WdKA art academy in Rotterdam and Sint Joost in Den Bosch.

He was working on commercial fonts such as TyPress, Ballpoint and B-Day.

Sardines (2008, Vette Letters) is described by Jan Middendorp as an amusing parade of heavyweight characters crammed into squares. In 2010, that monospaced family was expanded to VLNL Neue Sardines (42 styles).

Designer of the pixel font Mekka.

Macula (2010) is a trompe l'oeuil typeface that is available from Bold Monday. It was inspired by Oscar Reutersvärd's impossible perspectives and M.C. Escher's optical illusions.

In 2016, Jacques Le Bailly extended Vernon Adams's Nunito (2011) to a full set of weights, and an accompanying regular non-rounded terminal version, Nunito Sans, which is free at Google Fonts and Open Font Library.

In 2018, he designed the free family Crimson Pro (a major update of Sebastian Kosch's Crimson from 2011) and VLNL Thueringer (at Vette Letters), and wrote: Jacques got inspired by Albrecht Düer's 15th century Fraktur (blackletter) alphabet, and decided to design a contemporary rounded version of it. It's a modern techno-style blackletter with a (beer)truckload of interesting design details.

In 2019, he released the free font Livvic. Livvic is a 16-style custom corporate sans typeface designed by Jacques Le Bailly for LV (Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited), an insurance company based in the UK. The typeface is part of a brand redesign.

In 2020, Jacques Le Bailly, Cereal and Vernon Adams (posthumously) released the sans typeface family Mulish at Google Fonts. Mulish is a minimalist sans, designed for both display and text typography. It was initially drawn in 2011 by Vernon Adams and then refined until 2014. In 2017 the family was updated by Jacques Le Bailly to complete the work started by Vernon after he passed away, in collaboration with his wife Allison, an artist who holds the trademark on the typeface family name. In August 2019, it was updated with a variable font weight axis.

Behance link. Bold Monday link. %Z Liebe Petra, Die Site ist jetzt erstmal dafür gemacht, um Leuten zu zeigen was ich gerade mache. Leider sind die meisten der gezeigten Fonts noch nicht ganz fertig und werden deshalb noch nicht angeboten. neben Schriftgestaltung, mache ich auch noch Grafik-Design. Im Moment arbeite an der Font TyPress, die bei der 1. Ausgabe folgende Schnitte enthalten wird: Roman, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Caps-Roman and Caps-Bold. Unsicher ist noch wo, oder von wem sie vertrieben werden. Der Font B-Day wird 1 Schnitt haben und wenn alles gut geht, wird sie ab Februar 2002 von Lineto (www.lineto.de) verkauft. Wenn Sie interessiert sind an meinen Entwürfen, oder z.B. an Custom-Type, fragen Sie bitte nach. Oder, wenn Sie gerne sehen möchten, wie meine Schriften im Druck aussehen, kann ich Ihnen ein PDF schicken. Freundlichen Grüsse, Greetings, Baron von Fonthausen, auch Jacques Le Bailly

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INTERNAL LINKS
Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Pixel/bitmap fonts ⦿ Dutch type design ⦿ Type design and Escher ⦿ Monospaced fonts ⦿ Sites with only a few free fonts ⦿ Blackletter fonts ⦿ Variable fonts ⦿ Corporate typefaces ⦿








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