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Le Week-End storefront

Contributed by Nick Sherman on Jul 1st, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1965
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    Le Week-End storefront
    Source: https://retrogeographie.tumblr.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Postcard of a French storefront, using 3 French typefaces, in Arnage, close to Le Mans, France.

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    • Choc
    • Banco
    • Peignot

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    1 Comment on “Le Week-End storefront”

    1. Perfect! And a welcome opportunity to revisit the charming collaborative type spotting project by Extrafine. It was launched on the occasion of Tout le monde connaît Roger Excoffon (“Everybody knows Roger Excoffon”), an exhibition at Musée de l’imprimerie in Lyon. Hundreds of examples of Roger Excoffon’s typefaces in use in the public space were mapped and can be explored via Google Street View. Unfortunately, there are no entries for Arnage or Le Mans yet.

      By the way, the French spelling is hyphenated: Le Week-End. It’s not very obvious, but the hyphen is present – on the baseline.

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