Greatest fonts countdown: 63 – Peignot

With a few additions from the experts at Creative Bloq and Computer Arts magazine, the best fonts ever were selected for the new book, 100 Best Typefaces Ever. M. But without further ado, here is the 64th best typeface…
63. From then on – on the advice of a friend – Mouron went by the name of A. Or you can download a digital edition directly to your iPad from the Computer Arts app on iTunes. The 100 Best Typefaces Ever
This is an extract from The 100 Best Typefaces Ever, the definitive guide to the greatest fonts ever created, in association with FontShop AG. Cassandre. In 1919 he won third place in a competition organised by Michelin. Peignot
Adolphe Mouron Cassandre was born in the Ukraine in 1901. At the Paris World Fair in 1937, he released another successful typeface, Peignot. Here we are counting down the 100 greatest fonts, but you can read interviews with some of the typefaces’ creators, a brief history of type, the anatomy of a font, and much, much more in the book – find out how to get your copy in print or digital formats at the foot of this post. You can pick up the book at all good newsagents today or order it online. His first typeface, Bifur, was designed for use in advertising and established his international reputation in 1929.

Updated: 03.12.2014 — 20:37