fow-didot

With so many beautiful typefaces out there, it can be hard to pick a standout font for your project. That’s why each week, we will be highlighting a single font that is currently available to license.

Designed in 1991 by H&FJ for the new Harper’s Bazaar that was being conceptualized by Liz Tilberis and Fabien Baron, Didot is a timeless font created to honor Firmin Didot. Firmin, a member of the Parisian printing dynasty that dominated French typefounding for two centuries, is remembered today as the namesake of a series of Neoclassical typefaces that capture the Modern style.

Despite the font’s classical shape, it can be tricky to use, since it has both extremely heavy and light weights within it. While it won’t make the best text font choice, it is highly recommended for headers and large font usage. All 42 styles of the font can be licensed for a single computer for $299. You can learn more about the history of this amazing font here.

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