Typefaces collection


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 typefaces 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 typefaces. The number is of little importance, the quality however is essential.

All of the typefaces are developed according to common standards (standard set, pro set and special set). The typefaces have – at a minimum – an extended character set (Latin extended) and this allows them to be used for compositions in a wide range of languages.
Thanks to the OpenType format, our typefaces provide access to specific characters such as ligatures, various numeral styles, small capitals and contextual alternates. The OpenType features list of each typeface is detailed in their specimens which can be downloaded on our website.
Each character set function with both MacOs and Windows platforms and have been tested for Office and Adobe software. They can be easily installed on the vast majority of computers. Then, the direct transfer of a file that uses 205TF typefaces from one platform to another and from a Macintosh version software to a Windows version is a process which is seamless.
For cases involving a specific and/or proprietary operating system or specific software, please contact us directly.


Rémi Forte

Rémi Forte, Foundry Manager
As Foundry Manager, Rémi Forte supports 205TF’s type designers in the development of their projects. He is also in charge of the foundry’s communication and customer relations.
Alongside his work for 205TF, Rémi is developing a practice-based research thesis in the TransCrit Research Unit (University of Paris 8), which follows his studies at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (ENSBA) in Lyon, and Atelier national de recherche typographique (ANRT) in Nancy.
He also teaches graphic design and typography.

Damien Gautier

Damien Gautier, Founder and Partner
Cofounder of 205TF in 2017, Damien Gautier is codirecting the foundry’s operations and contributing to the catalogue as a type designer. His typefaces are available exclusively at 205TF, such as Maax, Plaak, Plaax, Alcalá or Beretta.
After a formal training in graphic design, he studied type design at the Atelier de création graphique within the École Estienne (Paris). He taught and was the Head of Bachelor Graphic Design for 10 years at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux- Arts (ENSBA) in Lyon. He is the author of several works on graphic and type design. In 2010, he created the graphic design studio Bureau 205 and the publishing house Éditions deux-cent- cinq that he has been leading since then.

Alexis Faudot

Alexis Faudot, Graphic Designer
Alexis Faudot is a graphic and type designer. Graduated from ISBA Besançon and ANRT Nancy, he contributed to the Gotico-Antiqua research project. Currently, he is responsible for graphic design and communication as a part of the 205TF team.

Florence Roller

Florence Roller, Founder and Partner
Cofounder of 205TF in 2017, Florence Roller is codirecting the foundry’s operations. She leads with Damien Gautier the graphic design studio Bureau 205 and the publishing house Éditions deux-cent-cinq. Coauthor of 3 manuals on visual identity, posters and typography, she holds a degree from the École supérieure des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg (HEAR).

Tanguy Vanlaeys

Tanguy Vanlaeys, Font Engineer and Type Designer
Before nursing fonts as font engineer, Tanguy Vanlaeys supports the designers during the whole development process of their project. He is graduated from TypeMedia and ANRT where he initiated his research project CNC Type. Tanguy is also independent type designer and occasionally teach type design.

Charly Derouault, Federico Parra Barrios and Rosalie Wagner have regularly collaborated with the foundry as graphic and type designers.
Roxane Gataud did work with 205TF from 2016 to 2020 as a type designer and font engineer.
Thomas Leblond, graphic designer, participated in the creation of the foundry in 2017.

New releases

New releases are carefully selected every year by the team and its advisory board, comprised of Matthieu Cortat, Thomas Huot-Marchand and Alice Savoie. They stand for a level of quality that our customers deserve and look for.
Matthieu Cortat is a type designer. He has designed several custom typefaces for clients, such as Eastpak, Caran d’Ache, the City of Lausanne, the Terminal Four at JFK Airport in New York or the TV channel Eurosport. He is Head of Master Type Design at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL). His typefaces are exclusively available at 205TF, including the most recent ones Muoto, Zénith, Cosimo, Yorick or Molitor.
Thomas Huot-Marchand divides his time between teaching, type design and graphic design. Since 2012, he is Director of the Atelier national de recherche typographique (ANRT) in Nancy. A former resident of the Académie de France in Rome – Villa Médicis in 2006–2007, then at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography of Pasadena from May to July of 2019, he is now living and working in Besançon, where his activity as a Graphic Designer has developed mainly in the cultural sector. He has been a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) since 2010. The typefaces of Thomas Huot-Marchand are exclusively available at 205TF, such as Album, Garaje, Minérale or Minuscule.
Alice Savoie is an independent type designer and researcher. She holds an MA and a PhD from the University of Reading. As a practicing type designer she has collaborated with international foundries and design studios. Her recent type design works include Faune, an award-winning typeface family for the French Centre national des arts plastiques. She teaches at ANRT in Nancy (France) and ECAL in Lausanne (Switzerland). 205TF distributes her typeface Romain 20.

We look forward to possible typeface proposals.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for sharing your projects.