Grégori Vincens is the CEO of FontYou in Paris, est. 2013. The font collection of Font You was bought by the nascent Black Foundry in 2016. According to sources, FontYou is slowly closing.
Based in Viroflay, Gregori designed the text fonts Albia (1997) and Firenzia (1998). He won a judge's award at the Sixth Morisawa type competition in 1999. In 2002, he received a nomination for "Lipton Ice Tea", a corporate identity font, at the Trophées d'Or du salon Intergraphic de Paris. In 2003, he set up 4-Paris, a graphic and typographic design company.
In 2013, he started Fontyou, where he is CEO of a commercial font coop. At Fontyou, he published a few remarkable typefaces, including
- Younion FY (2013, with Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk, Gia Tran). Younion One FY is free at Dafont.
- Achille FY (2012, a slab serif typeface done with Gia Tran, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, and Bertrand Reguron) and Achille II FY (2014, a slab serif by Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, and Gregori Vincens).
- Kaili FY (2013: an exotic typeface with crazy ligatures, inspired by Indian scripts, by Gregori Vincens, Bertrand Reguron, Gia Tran and Alisa Nowak).
- Respublika (2013, a humanist sans done with Malou Verlomme).
- Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens co-designed the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013).
- Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran, J&eacxute;rémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the humanist sans typeface Klaus FY (2013).
- In 2014, Alisa Nowak, Gregori Vincens and Andrey Kudryavtsev created Achille II Cyr FY.
- In 2016, as Black Foundry, Jeremie Hornus, Gregori Vincens, Yoann Minet, and Roxane Gataud (and possibly Riccardo Olocco) designed the free Google web font Atma for Latin (in comic book style) and Bengali. Github link.
- Drive (2016). A corporate sans serif family.
- Dragon (2016). A clean sans typeface.
- Inria (2017) is a free font designed by Gregori Vincens and Jérémie Hornus at Black[Foundry] for the INRIA research institute in France. The font is available for free at CTAN and Google Fonts. It comes with Serif and Sans versions. Github link.
Klingspor link. Black Foundry link.
Fontspring link [Buy fonts]
Klingspor Museum page
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