TF, 2 letters that signify at the same time Type Foundry and Typographie Française (French Typography). 205TF is a type foundry that brings together the work of independent typeface designers, some of them well known, others closer to the beginning of their career, all highly talented. Each of them developing characters where a certain French spirit can be felt. 205TF is a foundry on a human scale, and beyond the distribution of their work, it supports typeface designers by making their creations available to a wider audience, allowing for greater recognition of their work.
205TF makes a choice of quality: a small number of creators, a precise selection of characters. The number is of little importance, the quality however is essential.
All of the characters are developed according to common standards (set standard, set pro and set spécial). The typefaces have – at a minimum – an extended set of characters (Latin extended) and this allows them to be used for compositions in a wide range of languages. With an Opentype format, they provide access to specific characters such as small capitals (according to the characters), different series of figures (aligned, old style, proportional and tabular), ligatures, fractions, etc.
This format allows access to specific typographic settings according to the characters. - For the group of characters – functions “All caps”, “Case sensitive punctuation”, “Tabular lining figures”, “Tabular old-style figures”, “Proportional old-style figures”, “Ligatures”, “Fractions”, “Ordinals”, “Contextual alternates”, “Localized forms”, etc.
For certain characters — “Small capitals”, “Capitals to Small Capitals”.
The presentation and interest of each function are detailed in the typeface specimens that can be downloaded for each typeface.
The groups of characters function with both MacOs and Windows platforms and have been tested for Office and Adobe applications. They can then be easily installed on the vast majority of computers and the direct transfer of a file that uses 205TF typefaces from one platform to another and from a Macintosh version of software to a Windows version of software is a process which is seamless.
For cases involving a specific and/or proprietary operating system or specific software, please contact us directly.
Heliuum (with two u), designed by Damien Gautier in 2021, is not just a single font, it’s a playful typographic program. Indeed, behind simple but strong and determined shapes, this typeface contains seven different character sets.
Three ranges of uppercases evolve on three different heights. Four ranges of small capitals are standing on four different baselines aligned from the bottom to the
top of the taller uppercases.
A close look allows us to identify a precise goal from the type designer. Letters are not optically corrected, but many details give delicacy to its rugged shapes. Heliuum stands voluntarily between the mechanical and the sophisticated.
Thanks to OpenType ligature function, all combinations are directly accessible on the keyboard and the users compose texts as if they were playing the piano.
With a constant stroke thickness between the seven series and a similar width between uppercases and small capitals, letters align easily vertically and the designer immediately obtains dynamic compositions.
Heliuum is obviously a display type, conceived especially for magazines and their headings. Its seven series come with specific ranges of punctuation, creating infinite combinations. With its two weights (ExtraLight and Regular), art directors will love this font to compose dynamic and innovative typographic layouts.
Because of its strong identity and the originality of its letter arrangement, what if Heliuum could also be useful for creating brand identities?
Heliuum is also developed as a variable font. Web designers will appreciate the ability to dynamically vary the weight of the letters in order to bring movement to their compositions.
Proportional Lining Figures
Proportional Old Style Figures
Tabular Lining Figures
Tabular Old Style Figures
Symbols & Mathematical Signs
Height 1 (ss02)
Height 2 (ss03)
Height 3 (ss04)
Double Letters (ss05)
Alternate Letters (ss06)
Alternate Punctuation (ss07)
This standard corresponds to the Standard set to which are added specific signs depending on each typeface (alternative signs, stylistic signs, etc.) The detail of the available characters for each typeface is presented in the typeface specimen that you can download from our website.