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Ralph Oliver du Carrois

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.
  • Real Text Regular is a corporate font designed in 2014 by Ralph du Carrois in close cooperation with Erik Spiekermann, for the monograph by Gestalten Hello I am Erik. In 2015, Fontfont finally published the full family FF Real, in 13 weights each for FF Real Text and FF Real Head. The typeface family is influenced by the German grotesques from ca. 1900 by foundries such as Theinhardt and H. Berthold AG.
  • Quist (2015).

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

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