Voix Off : imprimerie de femmes (“Voix Off: women’s printer”) deals with a non-mixed printing company founded by four activist women from the MLF (Women Liberation Movement) in Paris in 1982 (Voix Off translates to “Voice Over”). By printing texts written by fellow women, feminist and lesbian magazines, posters, pamphlets and books, they showed resistance to male domination over the industry.
The book is the first release by Cahier des typotes. Their collection intends to showcase singular women in history and visual arts while questioning women’s positions in the editorial creation world. The typefaces used for their publications (Knif and Tongari) were chosen from the A is for catalog as an effort to support a French foundry run by a woman, Émilie Rigaud.