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Didot family [François Didot]

A wiki page on the Didot dynasty in France, started by François Didot (son of Denis Didot), a merchant born in Paris in 1689. He died there in 1757. In 1713 he opened a bookstore called La Bible d'or ("The Golden Bible") on the Quai des Grands-Augustins. François Didot was a learned man, and held by his colleagues in great esteem. His most famous sons were François-Ambroise Didot (1730-1804) and Pierre-François Didot (1732-1795). But it was only the third and fourth generations of Didot heirs that made an impact on type design by the creation and commercialization of the modern high-contrast and ultra-rational typefaces now known as didones.

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Modern style [Bodoni, Didot, Walbaum, Thorowgood, Computer Modern, etc.] ⦿ History of type ⦿ Type design in France ⦿








file name: Svenja Muester Didot Poster 2015


file name: Didot 1783 poster by Daniel Felipe Cubillos 2017


file name: Didot 1784 Poster by Candace Damato 2014







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