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First designed by Firmin Didot in 1783 Book created by Samantha Chatman March 2010


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Didot comes in a variety of faces. There are originally Didot; regular,bold, and Didot Bold ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ italic. And there is also Linotype Didot, and that includes 12 other font abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz faces for the font Didot.

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Linotype Didot Headline ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Linotype Didot Headline Oldstyle Figures ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Linotype Didot Initials ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz Linotype Didot Oldstyle Figures ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789


(Linotype Didot Ornaments 1) Linotype Didot Headline ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv (Linotype Didot Ornaments 2) ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST abcdefghijklmnopqrst Linotype Didot Roman ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Linotype Didot Small Caps & Oldstyle Figures ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Linotype Didot Italics ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Linotype Didot Italic Oldstyle Figures ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 Linotype Didot Bold ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789

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The best ways to use Didot in design is for use in books (text), magazines, advertisements, and post( ers.

Linotype Didot Roman 70 pt

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Linotype Didot Italic Oldstyle Figures 88 pt

The best ways to use Didot in design is for use in books (text), magazines, advertisements, and The best ways to use posters. earlier digital versions

Didot in design is for use from a syndrome suffered

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Linotype Didot Italic Oldstyle Figures 291 pt

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Linotype Didot Bold Oldstyle Figures 72 pt

Linotype Didot Headline 72 pt


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Thanks to self kerning and modern uses of the kerning tool, making a headline font is much easier to do. Kerning can either help or hurt a design. But if it is used correctly then it should be very easy help bring together an ad. In this case, Didot is used as the typeface for the magazine Vogue. Why, because Didot

is looks elegant, and it has a romantic and sophisticated feel. We easily recognize the title and many recognize the font–in which is has always been used as the display font for Vogue magazine. Together, they go hand-in-hand–and if it was not kerned, it wouldn’t be as successful.

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Linotype Didot Italic Oldstyle Figures

Linotype Didot Headline Oldstyle Figures

Linotype Didot Roman

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Linotype Didot Headline Oldstyle Figures

Linotype Didot Italic

Letters are not exactly perfect–as you can see the point of the letterform N descends farther than the baseline.

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Didot gives text a classic and el– egant feel–These faces are charac– terized by verti– cal stress, abrupt changes from thick to thin strokes and hairline serifs. The typeface takes inspiration from John Baskerville’s experimentation with increasing stroke contrast and a more con– densed armature. This typeface takes inspiration from John Baskerville’s experimentation with increasing stroke contrast and a more condensed armature.

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Didot  

A book inspired by the font 'Didot'.