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.

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