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Ralph Oliver du Carrois



Written by Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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Berlin-based designer at Primetype of these typefaces:

  • The simple sans family PTL Maurea (2004).
  • The free sans/techno fonts Share and Share-TechMono (2005) and the large Pro family Share, which was designed as a corporate type family for Typo3.
  • The techno family PTL Highbus (2006).
  • The quirky serif family PTL Sadgirl (2006).
  • With Jenny Horn, he designed the pixel faces PiPaA35, PiPaB35, PiPaC35, PiPaD35 (2002).
  • Colaborate (2003) is free.
  • Axel (2009): developed jointly with Erik Spiekermann and Erik van Blokland, it is a system font with these features:
    • Similar letters and numbers are clearly distinguishable (l, i, I, 1, 7; 0, O; e, c #).
    • Increased contrast between regular and bold.
    • High legibility on the monitor via Clear Type support.
    • Seems to outperform Courier New, Verdana, Lucida Sans, Georgia, Arial and Calibri, according to their tests (although I would rank Calibri at or above Axel for many criteria).
  • In 2012-2013, Ralph du Carrois and Erik Spiekermann co-designed Fira Sans and Fira Mono for Firefox / Mozilla. Google Web Font link. This typeface is free for everyone. Dedicated web page. CTAN download page. Mozilla download page. It is specially designed for small screens, and seems to do a good job at that. I am not a particular fan of a g with an aerodynamic wing and the bipolar l of Fira Mono, though.

Around 2011-2012, he set up Carrois Type Design in Berlin. Old Dafont link.

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file name: Ralph Olivier Du Carrois Colaborate 2010


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans Fira Mono 2012 2013


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans 2012 2013f


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans 2012 2013g


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans Fira Mono 2012 2013b


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans Fira Mono 2012 2013c


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans 2013


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans 2012 2013e


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans Fira Mono 2012 2013b


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans 2012 2013c


file name: Erik Spiekermann Ralph Du Carrois Fira Sans 2012 2013d



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