I saved pictures from typefaces from the foundry Swiss Typefaces and I always sort out the pictures I save according to category so I can find everything back on my computer. Now, I have a bit of trouble with categorizing two of their typefaces: Romain and Sang Blue, which are both related. I have the feeling it's just the contrast that makes me think they're didone-like, while the model is actually transitional.

Hello, Typophile! Looking on feedback on a new typeface I’m working on; it’s based on my current logotype.

It’s a wide-set display didone. My design uses hairline serifs, and then flared shapes that flow from the hairline to construct letterforms that usually are defined by serifs, where a hairline serif would be too ill-defined.

Here is my newly modified logotype that I am expanding into a typeface, I added a curl to the /R/ leg, as well as tracked out my first name.

Hi everyone,

I'm working on a project which needs italics with a little more oomph to them, and I'm looking for something in the transitional or modern forms. My point of departure in this search is the new Didot Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes completed for Vanity Fair. According to their own blog on the commission, the drawings they built their didone from revive a specific letterer's cuts: Molé Le Jeune.

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Port Vintage

Hi guys

Just released my latest typeface - Port Vintage - expanded upon the original Port.

Port Vintage is a new typeface expanded upon the original Port typeface, released in 2013, and being an experimental Didone typeface with a modern twist, inspired by the well known forms of typography masters such as Bodoni and Didot and the exuberance and elegance of calligraphy typefaces.

Hello friends!
I'm writing because I feel I'm lost with my project.
I need your eyes here, because I'm tired of trying things and it seems this font has no solution.

I want to make "the boldest" didone out there, so I started experimenting and this was my result.

The problem is that some letters (ie the "e" or the "v" etc) don't work in small sizes.
In the lowest part of the image I wrote "Mexico and Pistilli" So you can see what I mean.
Pistilli turns really black (and that's what I want) but Mexico has so many white space between letters that it drives me crazy.

Is there something you suggest?
I tried making the stems of those "open" letters bolder, but it seems it's not the solution.

Any referent?



I am looking for a Modern Didone. Preferly with a rounded curve between the stem and serif / arms (Look at the attached file)

It could be great to find the specific, but alternatives are welcome.

So far what i can find is these:

Benton Modern Display - http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/benton-modern-display/
Miller Banner Roman - http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/miller-banner/roman/

Thanks in advance!

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Half serif stems

Hi everyone!

This is my first attempt to get competent critique about my font. So please, Don’t beat me up too hard :)
I will be very appreciated about any critics and comments.
My first serif typeface I am trying to make a little bit retro, fashy, but contemporary.
It has 5 different serif shapes depending on the position of prominent parts of letters (maybe a little bit too complicated, but I like it).
I know there are still many things to work on and improve, but the main parts I am really not sure about are sharp ends of stems. The stems are the only parts without any serifs and I guess it makes the whole face unusual.
Please look at PDF files attached below.

Hi I am doing a large high profile signage project using Annlie. Can anybody point me to anything well known where it has been used. I have to do a presentation about it. Also does anybody know anything other than whats on the linotype site about its creator Fred Lambert? Any interesting stuff at all on Annlie would be gratefully recieved.

Thank you.

Hi everybody,

first I'm going to briefly introduce myself (silent reader and observer for a longer time, now finally joined):
My name is Cornelia but I prefer to be called Conny, I'm 26 and studying media design at Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln (Cologne), what I really enjoy, it is a great experience with a lot of demandful tasks. Like the one I could need your help:

My topic will need some space.
I am planning on printing a booklet that contains a potrait about the "Didot" font. (I'm afraid my English is a bit rusty, please don't hesitate to correct me in case of failing at technical terms.)

It is a task at my typography discipline (Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln). Every student does another font.

Does anyone know what this Didone font is?
Many Thanks!

Hello typophile,

I'm wracking my brain trying to identify this typeface, and what makes it worse is that I believe I once identified it and have since forgotten. My mind is a sieve, but I usually remember font names, apparently not this time.

The closest I could come up with would be a condensed version of Sahara Bodoni, but I fear it's actually a Didot and not a Bodoni. Another one that was suggested to me was Bitstream Industrial 700, but I was told that is not quite correct either.

It's lovely and driving me mad, any ideas?

So, I'm guessing this is a custom typeface for Interview magazine, but on the off chance it's not, anyone have any ideas? It's pretty unique in its design.

didot is so close to this but no cigar. its not any type of bodoni I've found or walbaum. any thoughts?

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Symmetrical Didone M

Hi all,

I'm looking for a neoclassical typeface that includes a symmetrical M, if there is any. All the Didones I've checked out (starting with Didot and Bodoni) have asymmetrical Ms. Does anyone have any suggestion?


Can someone name that font?

Please can someone identify this extremely high contrast Didone with rounded terminals on the capital S and G used in the Christie's magazine designed by Spin as can be seen here:


I have included some attachments here too...

Many thanks.

Can someone help me identify this? I tried What The Font, but it couldn't find the match. It's used as a department headline for the smithsonian magazine.

First spotted here in an article for Gemma O'Brien on LetterCult.
I don't know whether to describe this as a slab or transitional serif, either way I'd love to know what the name of the actual font is.

Any ideas?

Hello! Which version is this? The serifs are perfectly flat, so initially I thought it was Berthold Antiqua. But the "a" doesn't look like. Source

I have another question, not related to Bodoni: is there a way to subscribe to certain posts (or to all posts one has participated in), in such a way that every time there's an activity/reply to one's post or post one has replied in, an email notification be sent? Sorry, but I couldn't find anything in help, nor did I get any reply to my email sent to the webmaster. Thanks much in advance.

Hey everyone! I recently bought Typomag, and adore this book(HIGHLY recommended!) And i actually know the font, the colophon page says it's Poster Display; however i cannot find it anywhere. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

I am typesetting a thesis with Berthold Walbaum for the main text (and AkzidenzGrotesk for the titles). I need to add some greek and hebrew words in it. For the greek font, I noticed the output was not very good until I switched to some didone greek font (GFS-bodoni). Now I want to do the same thing with some hebrew words. I am aware that I can't really expect some didone-hebrew font, but maybe some very "stable" hebrew font would have some better look that some other. Any hint?

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Fun, Curvy Didone


Can anyone ID the typeface used here ("Ark People" etc)?

Or suggest any other fun, modern takes on the didone?



Any clue whether this is a custom design or a typeface—a pistilli spin-off? (obviously the ampersand has been worked!)

We proudly announce a new release in our award winning typeface family. 'Lavigne Text' is a 4 weights package optimized for ease of reading at small sizes. It features generous x-height, short ascenders and descenders, open counters and simplified details that improve its reproduction at small sizes.

'Lavigne Text' has also a solid presence on paper and its weight make it ideal for the setting of fine books and magazines. Used in conjunction with 'Lavigne Display', they make a perfect team, bringing aesthetic consistency at every typographic hierarchy.
The philosophy behind the 'Lavigne type family' is to achieve the refinements observed in classic 'modern serif' typefaces, without borrowing too much from history.

Greater Albion has just released three new families on Myfonts.com.

Jonquin was inspired by some hand lettering seen on a World -War One recruiting poster. It’s a family of three faces for display work and headings designed to be used readily as an 'All-Capitals' face as well as in upper and lower case format. Regular and bold weights are offered, as well as an even more decorative incised form. The whole family is ideally suited for poster and advertising work, as well as book and record covers and period themed signage.

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