Balzac is revival typeface based on a 1921 specimen from the French foundry, Deberny & Cie. The original fatface type consisted of two weights and the specimen on record only highlighted 1/3 of the character set which added to hurdles in the design process. To usher this nineteenth century font into present day more weights and italics were created for readability and not just for print but now digitally. To make sense in our world of screens glyphs and ligatures were fabricated and diacritic forms were produced for language accessibilities. A process book of the specimen was printed using a risograph and pages were collected in a spiral bound fashion. Only three books were produced, one found a home as part of the permanent collection at the Letterform Archive in San Francisco.