French Typography from the Museum of Printing Lyon

Turn on your google translate and saddle up to the Museum of Printing in Lyon’s impressive online archive. Featuring dense cataloguing and sortable by time period, publishers, and font names, this collection of specimens is filled with treasures. Below are a few of my favorites from the Belle Époque (1890-1918), but there are plenty more to filter through!

Foundry: Deberny & Peignot Photo Credit: Museum of Printing Lyon

Henri Bellery-Desfontaines Photo Credit: Museum of Printing Lyon

“Extra Condensed” Photo Credit: Museum of Printing Lyon

Fancy, by Berthier & Durey Photo Credit: Museum of Printing Lyon

Number Specimen by Turbot Foundry Photo Credit: Museum of Printing Lyon

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