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Franck Jalleau

Franck Jalleau is a type designer, calligrapher, and stonecutter. A former student of the Scriptorium de Toulouse, and ANCT (Atelier National de Création Typographique), he is a type designer at the French Imprimerie nationale, where he develops a program of exclusive typefaces since 1990. He teaches at École Estienne in Paris.
With a career spanning over 40 years, Jalleau (b.1962) has made an indelible impact on French type design. His contribution to the field is extensive. His personal approach to typeface design has enabled him to lead and oversee the adaptation of Imprimerie Nationale’s typographic holdings for digital typesetting. As the sole type designer there, he primarily works on French administrative documents and highly secured print applications, such as the General Tax Code, passports, identity cards, car registration documents, and more. Jalleau was taught by Bernard Arin at the Toulouse Scriptorium and Ladislas Mandel at the ANCT. Currently, he teaches at the École Estienne. Jalleau has also been involved in typefaces for the UNO, Agfa, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, and the Reims Cathedral. At Production Type, he released the typefaces Francesco, Scripto, and Roma. Jalleau’s dedication to sharing his knowledge and passion for typography has inspired countless emerging talents, shaping the future of the industry.

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