1792 La Marseillaise font
La Marseillaise! Even its first verse “Allons enfants de la Patrie…” evokes strong feelings and thrills. It is by far one of the most famous songs ever written in human history and possibly the best known and well recognized national anthem in the world. In fact it is much more than a simple song – it is an anthem of freedom, a symbol of inspiration, patriotism, dedication and determination. It is the manuscript of this masterpiece, written by the French army captain Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792, that inspired the creation of La Marseillaise font. It was the designer’s intention to make the typeface look as close as possible to the captain de Lisle’s handwriting, paying tribute to his great work. To achieve this goal and to give the users the option to use different versions of each character, the font includes a lot of special features like ligatures and contextual and stylistic alternates. Also, it contains Northern, Western (Celtic also) and Central European diacritics as well as Eastern, Baltic, Icelandic and Turkish. Of course, those can be accessed and used with OpenType compatible software only. Overall, the font is very original and interesting and could be applied in different projects both independently or together with other typefaces.
1792 La Marseillaise font is published by the French GLC Foundry and its founder Gilles Le Corre. The foundry was established in 2008 by Gilles – a multi talented artist working in the fields of painting, photography, engraving and calligraphy. He chose and set a very interesting mission for GLC – the preservation and revival of old samples, conveying their spirit to the modern digitalized era and ultimately keeping the traditions alive. We very much hope that he continues doing so!
Get La Marseillaise font and enjoy a bit of great history!
Supported languages: Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Cebuano, Celtic, Chamorro, Cheyenne, Chichewa (Nyanja), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Genoese, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lombard, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Occitan, Pangasinan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Sardinian, Scots, Serbian, Sicilian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvaluan, Walloon, Welsh, Yapese, Zulu
Designer: Gilles Le Corre
Publisher: GLC Foundry