Fournier ODP (as in “Orchestre de Paris”) is the exclusive corporate typeface of Orchestre de Paris. The typeface family is named after Pierre-Simon Fournier, aka “Le Jeune” (1712 - 1768), punchcutter and typefounder. Famous for his musical founts, the Parisian Pierre-Simon Fournier is considered one of the first French “Moderns”. The typeface borrows from the numerous alphabets produced by him, retaining only the finest cuts and adding its own peculiarities: anachronical ampersand, reversed letters in reverence to poster ephemeras of the times, etc. The “Graphiques” series are designed to allow for polychromic settings and the “Gothic” series are a nod to the residues of modernism. Faithful to the tradition of optical sizes, different designs have been assigned to different scales of use. Fournier ODP starts with a classical Serif style. The lighter weights are especially based on Fournier’s Cicero Poetique, a narrow series designed to fit a 12-syllabus poetry line in a specific length. Bolder weights are more connected to his Gros Canon, a fierce design with generous x-height for titling purposes. The companion Sans family is a contrasted serifless design, while the supportive act is played by a less contrasted Gothic, a wink to the modernity of the Fournier pattern. At the tipping end of this 45-members type system are the Graphique series, a highly contrasted design that is invisibly stenciled to allow for multicolor and playful typesettings. While Fournier is definitely a contemporary brush-up of a timeless classic, historical touches have been scarcely allocated, such as italic d, g and z alternates which refer to Fournier’s mannered yet radical cursives. The reversed letters are more eccentric and illustrate a typical mistake of hasty (or lazy) typographers of the seventeenth century: caught in the rush of an emergency typesetting, they would carelessly flip metal letter blocks. In Fournier ODP, the results are odd-looking, offset words that recall the charm of a lighthearted jobbing work. The final touch is brought by Fournier’s emblematic ornaments, digitized anew and embedded in the fonts. Type design: Jean-Baptiste Levée Visual identity, logotype: FutureBrand, Paris. Assistance: Yoann Minet, Mathieu Réguer, Laurent Bourcellier, Roxane Gataud.