Xavier Dupré

Instructors, 2016, 2017

Xavier Dupré was born in France in 1977. He studied graphic design in Paris as well as calligraphy and typography at the Scriptorium de Toulouse with Bernard Arin and Rodolphe Giuglardo. Since 1999 he has worked as a type designer in a packaging design agency. He has also collaborated with Ladislas Mandel (known for telephone directory typography) on Renaissance experimental writings. From 2001, after publishing his first FontFonts, he has lived and travelled in Asia where he designed Latin & Khmer typefaces for NGOs in Cambodia.

Xavier prefers to work in full freedom, without any constraint, to spend time observing the nature and likes cooking especially vege food and pastries.

Awarded Certificates of Typographic Excellence in 2004 (FF Angkoon), 2005 (FF Absara), 2006 (Vista Sans) & 2014 (Mislab) by New York’s Type Directors Club.


Xavier Dupré, itinéraire typographique / typographical itinerary a new book is now available: A long range interview, accurate, detailed and lavishly illustrated by Julien Gineste / Introduction by Rudy Vanderlans. Mostly unpublished material. 128 pages, Bilingual (fr/eng). Two-colour printing, 24 × 15 cm, € 20.

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