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Rick Raby's picture
Joined: 17 Apr 2012 - 1:11pm
Researching into Didot


I'm currently writing an essay which includes some short case studies of typefaces. I would like to include Didot as one of them but I cant seem to find out that much information about its history.

I already know some bits about the typeface and its designer but I'm struggling for its context really - I dont know anything about what else was happening at the time and what made both didot and bodoni both design such similar typefaces at similar points in history?

Thanks for any help, Rick

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am

Both Bodoni and the Frenchies were admirers of Baskerville (who ironically was not the Brit's cup of tea) so they took his æsthetic to the max.