Robert Estienne


Robert Estienne (1503 – 1559) was a 16th-century printer and classical scholar in Paris, working for the King Francis I, who to escape oppression, emigrated to Geneva, where he set up his later printing house.

Articles 1

This article describes the process of designing Thesaurus typeface, based on the types that Robert Estienne brought from Paris to Geneva, and in some way, serve as a bridge between France and Switzerland, between Catholicism and Protestantism, and now, through Thesaurus, between past and present.
Typeface stories · 15 January 2017 · English

Blogs 2

Thesaurus, the Swiss/French typeface for editorial purposes, gets new italic fonts ideal for large headlines and short texts.
15 January 2018
Thesaurus is a typeface inspired by the typographic history of the city of Geneva.
23 January 2017