Mistral font family


Sitting on the edge of the Mediterranean during the 1950s, was the Fonderie Olive. Supplying it with type designs, from a studio filled with devoted assistants, was Roger Excoffon. The assistants were right to be devoted; the creative space he filled remains empty to this day. But among the many faces that came out of Excoffon's studio were the Antique Olive family and Mistral, which probably will never be successfully imitated. What better testimonial can a designer have? Mistral was a tour de force in metal type making, because this apparently casual script joined flawlessly (although the ragged outline helps to disguise the joins). Now it looks just as good in electronic form.

File name Mistral.ttf
Styles & Weights Mistral
Designers Roger Excoffon, 1953
Copyright © Copyright by URW, 1992. Portions © 1992 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
Font vendor URW Type Foundry
Script Tags N/A
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1251 Cyrillic
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
869 IBM Greek
866 MS-DOS Russian
865 MS-DOS Nordic
863 MS-DOS Canadian French
861 MS-DOS Icelandic
860 MS-DOS Portuguese
857 IBM Turkish
855 IBM Cyrillic; primarily Russian
852 Latin 2
775 MS-DOS Baltic
737 Greek; former 437 G
850 WE/Latin 1
437 US
Fixed pitch False

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Style & weight examples


Mistral sample