• 2017
  • Knuth Vs. Hofstadter

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  • 2017
  • Knuth Vs. Hofstadter

In 1982, few months after the publication of Donald Knuth article The Concept of a Meta-Font, Visible Language publishes Meta-Font, Metamathematics, and Metaphysics : Comments on Donald Knuth’s « The Concept of  a  Meta-Font », by Douglas Hofstadter, an american professor of cognitive sciences. His remarks bring nuances to Knuth’s conclusions, addressing the problem from another point of view. His investigations in typography, in the field of artificial intelligence, subsequently appeared in the Letter Spirit project, where he tried to develop a program that is capable of developing an entire alphabet from a few seed letters, based on a very coarse grid. Years later, when the concepts of parametric fonts, AI and deep learning applied to type design reappeared, Hofstadter’s ideas are still relevant. Talks (FR / EN) given in Istanbul during Istype 2017, on June 10, and at the Fonderie de l'image in Paris, on November 13, 2018. ANRTABCD, Letter K

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
  • 2012
  • Renaissances de la typographie

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  • 2012
  • Renaissances de la typographie

Curation and organisation of the conference « Renaissances de la Typographie » at Campus ARTEM, on July 4, 2013. With Anne-Marie Christin, Mathieu Cortat, Rémi Jimenes, André Baldinger, Philippe Millot, Timm Borg, Marc H.Smith.

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
  • 2018
  • Rencontres du 3e Type

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  • 2018
  • Rencontres du 3e Type

Curation and organisation of the 2nd edition of the Rencontres du IIIe Type in Nancy, Campus ARTEM, on Feb. 19-20, 2018. With Ruedi Baur (FR), Johannes Bergerhausen (DE), Christopher Burke (UK), Sébastien Dégeilh , Antonio Silveira Gomes (FR-PT), Marie Flesch , Colin M. Ford (USA), Pierre Fournier, Charles Gautier, Jochen Gerner, Jérémie Hornus, Gaetan Baehr, Julie Soudanne, Black[Foundry] (FR), Paul D.Hunt (USA), Luna Kindler (BE), Aline Melaet (BE), Gilles Palsky, Éloïsa Pérez (FR), Luciano Perondi (IT), Morgane Pierson, Arthur Francietta, Anne-Lyse Renon, Charlène Cassier, Magali Massiera, Frédéric Rouffet (FR), Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (AU), Shivay la bruja (FR), Coline Sunier, Charles Mazé (FR), Daniel Utz (DE).
Design by Jochen Gerner and Thomas Huot-Marchand, website by Thomas Bouville. Rencontres du 3e Type

  • 2020
  • Typographes à façon

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  • 2020
  • Typographes à façon

Some Clubs du Livre of my collection. Seminar given online during the Covid-19 confinement, on April 27, 2020. With Pierre Faucheux, Jacques Darche, Jacques Daniel et Massin. ANRTABCD, Letter T

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
  • 2014
  • Automatic Type Design 1

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  • 2014
  • Automatic Type Design 1

Curation and organisation of the ANRT conference Automatic Type Design. ARTEM Campus, Nancy (France), May 6, 2014. With Jacques André (FR), Johannes Bergerhausen (DE), Frederik Berlaen (BE), Erik Van Blokland (NL), Simon Egli (CH), Alice Savoie (FR), Richard Southall (UK)… Design and website by Thomas Bouville. Automatic Type Design

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
  • 2018
  • Le rôle de Ladislas Mandel dans le CERT et les débuts de l’ANCT

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  • 2018
  • Le rôle de Ladislas Mandel dans le CERT et les débuts de l’ANCT

Talk (FR) given during the one-day symposium “Ladislas Mandel (1921-2006) ou l'humanisme de la lettre” at the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris, on June 11, 2018. ANRTABCD, Letter M

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
  • 2018
  • Les petits corps

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  • 2018
  • Les petits corps

Talk given at ENSBA Lyon on November 6, 2018. About ophtalmogy, compact typography, marionnettes and stencils. With Louis-​Emile Javal & William Addison Dwiggins, and documents from Bruce Kennett, Eric Kindel and Fred Smeijers. ANRTABCD, Letter D

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface: Minuscule
  • ANRT
  • 2016
  • TYPO’&!.,-:;? ANRT

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  • 2016
  • TYPO’&!.,-:;? ANRT

Curation and scenography, with Alice Savoie, of the exhibition “TYPO’&!.,-:;? ANRT” at the Musée de l'imprimerie et de la communication graphique, in Lyon, presenting 30 years of ANRT archives. Nov 11, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017.

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT exhibition
  • 2020
  • Gutenberg Vs Dr. Infinity

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  • 2020
  • Gutenberg Vs Dr. Infinity

On typography, pornography and infinity. Seminar given online during the Covid-19 confinement, on May 1st, 2020. With Johannes Gutenberg, Johannes Fust, Peter Schoeffer, George D. Widener, Vito Aras AKA Dr. Infinity AKA Vytautas Kerbelis, Lem & John Amaro. ANRTABCD, Letter X

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
  • 2018
  • Les Fantômes de Baskerville

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  • 2018
  • Les Fantômes de Baskerville

Talk given EESAB Lorient, on January 28, 2018. The lives and deaths of John Baskerville. With John Baskerville, Caron de Beaumarchais, Voltaire, Sarah Eaves, Claude Jacob, Berger- Levrault, and Zuzana Licko. ANRTABCD, Letter B

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface: Baskervville
  • ANRT
  • 2014
  • Rencontres du 3e Type

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  • 2014
  • Rencontres du 3e Type

Curation and organisation of the 1st edition of the Rencontres du IIIe Type at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, on Dec. 9, 2015. With Florence Codine (FR), John Hudson (CA), Joel Kavelsmaki (USA), Sarah Kremer (FR), Marcus Phillips (UK), Marc H.Smith (FR), Andreas Stötzner (DE)… Design by Sarah Kremer, Website by Thomas Bouville. Rencontres du 3e Type

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
  • 2016
  • Automatic Type Design 2

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  • 2016
  • Automatic Type Design 2

Curation and organisation of the 2nd edition of the ANRT conference Automatic Type Design. ARTEM Campus, Nancy (France), November 17, 2016. With Elisa Barney Smith (USA), Bianca Berning (UK), Charles Bigelow (USA), Dave Crossland (USA), Jérémy Hornus (FR), Gerry Leonidas (UK), Yannick Mathey (FR), Laurence Penney (UK), Nick Sherman (USA)… Design and website by Thomas Bouville. Automatic Type Design

  • Atelier national de recherche typographique, Nancy
  • Typeface:
  • ANRT
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