Pierre Moreau Script

aquatoad's picture

I was just browsing through my copy of Fonts & Logos, when my eyes lighted on reproductions of Pierre Moreau's 1644 script type (p.178 and elsewhere). Has there been a digital revival of it? My google searches only turned up links to book auctions selling samples of his work. I was thinking it might make a dandy of an italic. Anyone know?

Thanks,
Randy

hrant's picture

What a cute "f"!

I myself haven't seen a digital font like that.

hhp

aquatoad's picture

f: Yeah, but spacing problems will abound! Maybe you extend the crossbar to fill the space, or just drop the tail low. More complete showing p 129.

hrant's picture

If you used some good kerning it might not be so bad, since there aren't any lc letters with a hole at the top-right. The only real problem would be "Af".

Dropping the tail low would just make it boring.

hhp

eomine's picture

I'm a little late here, but can you guys post a
scan, or tell me more about this "f" ? Please? :-)

hawk's picture

==sample

eomine's picture

Thanks a lot, David!

hrant's picture

FYI, in De Vinne's "The Practice of Typography: Title Pages" (1902) I ran into a page by Moreau:

Moreau.gif

The bottom part is a detail.

hhp

hrant's picture

This is too funny, and so typical:
I'd never heard of Moreau before, but now that Randy has pointed him out the guy's coming out of the woodwork! On Wednesday I found the thing in De Vinne, today I found this sample form Marius Audin's "Histoire de l'Imprimerie" of 1972:

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The useful thing (for somebody considering a revival of this script) is that Audin mentions two works by Moreau using it: his "L'Imitation de J

Dan Weaver's picture

Looks like a font that P22 would love.

Stephen Coles's picture

Pierre Simon Fournier had a similar hand script. Some
digital interpretations include Chanson d'Amor and Batarde Coulee.

And I should probably mention the quaint Fournier Italic itself.
He must have been influenced by Moreau.

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