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Pinel ProDesigner: Coen Hofmann
Publisher: URW Type Foundry
Pinel Pro was designed by Coen Hofmann and published by URW Type Foundry. Pinel Pro includes 2 designs and family bundle options. p > The characteristic 'French face' was originally made in 1899 under the supervision of Joseph Pinel. Therefore, what was initially French 10 pt. NÂș 2, got its present name.

The Frenchman Joseph Pinel called himself a 'typographical engineer', but was at the time used as a type draughtsman at the Linotype Works in Altrincham. It appears that this and some other faces that he supervised, were, other than for use on the Linotype, likewise implied for manufacturing matrices for the Dyotype. This composing maker was a creation of Pinel. The Dyotype was a rather complex machine and consisted, like the Monotype, of two different contraptions, a keyboard which produced a perforated paper ribbon and a casting machine which produced justified lines of movable type. Unlike the Monotype which has a square matrix provider, the Dyotype had the matrices on a drum (in reality two drums, for this reason the name of the device). A Pinel Diotype company was established in Paris and a machine was constructed with the aid of the printing press producer Jules Derriey.

As is often the case, a lack of enough capital prevented the advertising of this innovative composing maker. Coen Hofmann digitized the typeface from a batch of extremely insufficient, damaged and musty drawings, which he dug up in Altrincham. He redrew all characters, raising the hairstrokes rather at the same time. The outcome is a roman and italic, while the roman typeface also consists of Little Caps

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· Pinel
· Pinel Italic

Tags: elegant, french, legible, revival

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