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Les vieilles dames by Jacques Faizant, Michel Lafon

Contributed by Corentin Noyer on May 5th, 2017. Artwork published in
October 2013
Les vieilles dames by Jacques Faizant, Michel Lafon
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Cover of the Les vieilles dames: l’intégrale (“The old ladies: complete edition”) with the collected works by caricaturist Jacques Faizant (1918–2006), composed in Gill Kayo, published by Michel Lafon in October 2013.


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5 Comments on “Les vieilles dames by Jacques Faizant, Michel Lafon”

  1. K. Egger says:
    Sep 24th, 2020 9:28 am

    Die „Gill Sans Kayo Condensed“, wie sie heute mit vollem Namen heißt, hat kein verlaufendes „d“ zum Stamm hin:

    Siehe hier: klickst du! Deshalb gehe ich davon aus, dass es sich oben um die »Gill Sans Nova Cn UltraBold« handelt:…

    Das Wort „dames“ verdeutlicht dies: Klickst du da!

  2. Hello K., the images you tried to include unfortunately didn’t come through. I think I still get what you are trying to say.

    As this book was published in 2013, the font can’t be Gill Sans Nova. This revision wasn’t released before 2015.

    Gill Sans Kayo Condensed is an addition made by Letraset, and today available from the ITC label. The d in that condensed variant is indeed different in that there’s a notch between bowl and stem. However, the book cover uses the regular-wide Kayo, not the condensed.

    Monotype’s pre-Nova digitization of what we list as Gill Kayo is named Gill Sans UltraBold. This is the font used on the cover (or one of the other digitizations of the same style, like Bitstream’s Humanist Sans 521 Ultra Bold or URW’s Klassik Sans No. 2 Ultra Bold).

  3. K. Egger says:
    Sep 26th, 2020 4:36 pm

    Too bad, I thought the footage I have linked would stick around to illustrate it. I didn’t know that this is ephemeral with MyFonts.

    You are definitely right about the rest. Thanks for the exact explanation!

  4. K. Egger says:
    Sep 26th, 2020 4:44 pm

    When I copy and paste the links from the HTML file, they work. Here again the individual links:……

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