Jean-François Porchez (born in 1964) is the president of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale), the leading organisation of type designers. By 1994, he had created the new typeface for Le Monde newspapers. Today he designs custom typefaces for Beyoncé Knowles, Costa Crocieres, France Télécom, Peugeot, RATP (Public Transport in Paris), as well as distributing internationally his retail typefaces via his typofonderie.com website. For the Linotype Library Platinum collection, he recently finished a revival of the Sabon, a Jan Tschichold revival of Garamond.
He has been a visiting lecturer at the MA typefaces design MATD at the Reading University (United Kingdom) and regularly conducts type design workshops all over the world. He also contributes regularly to conferences and international publications. He published Lettres Françaises, a book (in French & English) that shows all contemporary French, digital typefaces. In late 2001 he was the President of a jury set up by the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale to select the new handwriting model and system for France and was a jury member of the 3rd Linotype Type design Contest.
He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998. FF Angie (1990) & Apolline (1993) were prize-winning entries in the Morisawa typeface competition. Costa received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC2 2000. Ambroise, Anisette, Anisette Petite, Charente, Le Monde Journal, & Le Monde Courrier were all prize-winning entries in the Bukva:raz international competition (2001). Deréon and Mencken won a Creative Review Type Awards (2006).
In 2004 he became president of ATypI.
Parisine Plus PTF (avec les sous familles Clair et Sombre) est la seconde famille OpenType publié en 2006.
Usage du Parisine dans de la signalétique RATP.