About face: Ambroise

Nick Cox, writing for Typekit:

Rather than a mere redrawing of Didot’s classic face, however, Porchez puts a distinctly modern twist on the romantic masterpiece. Five particular glyphs stand out as dramatic departures from the original: Q, K, y, k, and g. These glyphs are flamboyant and stark in comparison to the letters that are more faithful renditions of Didot’s own face, and though they create a new direction for the font, they still retain something of the original; Porchez’s Didot bridges the gap between traditional and unorthodox, understated and boisterous, classic and modern.

Topics: Intended use

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