Download Peignot Font / typeface for free
Designed by George Williams
Download Peignot Font for free. Peignot Font is a font / typeface offered for free by George Williams, the designer and original author. Please note that if the license offered here is non-commercial then you will have to obtain and buy a commercial use license. You can use the buttons to the right to download the free font or search for a commercial font license.
Notes from the Designer:
Peignot is constructed sans-serif display typeface, designed by A. M. Cassandre in 1937. It was commissioned by the French foundry Deberny & Peignot. The typeface is notable for not having a traditional lowercase, but in its place a “multi-case” combining traditional lowercase and small capital characters. The typeface achieved some popularity in poster and advertising publishing from its release through the late 1940s. Use of Peignot declined with the growth of the International Typographic Style, which favored less decorative, more objective typefaces such as Akzidenz-Grotesk.
Peignot experienced a revival in the 1970s as the typeface used on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the second season of That’s My Mama. While often classified as “decorative”, the face is a serious exploration of typographic form and legibility.
Font Name: Peignot Font
Author/Designer: George Williams
License: Free for personal useFree for commercial use