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Alexis H's picture

I question if someone has already had in his possession or seen a serif character specimen that was created by Pierre-François Didot, father of Saint-Léger Didot and uncle of the famous Firmin Didot, probably around 1770 - 1780?

FR's picture

Not a specimen, but his ‘Avis de l'imprimeur’ in his Télémaque, Paris, 1790. In which he's introducing his new typeface. A type cut by Jean-Baptiste-François Gérard.

Alexis H's picture

Hello,
thank you very much for this picture. Would it be possible to have other scans of the typeface to view the complete alphabet. This will allow me to pursue a personal research around typographic structures put in place by the Didot family in modern typography. I will be very grateful. thank you

FR's picture

‘Typographic structures’ ... Best study about the Didots is still Jeanne Veyrin-Forrer's classical book ‘La Lettre et le Texte’, complete chapters about the early Didots, François-Ambroise, Pierre-François, young Firmin ...
http://www.amazon.fr/La-lettre-texte-recherches-lhistoire/dp/2859290273/...

Alexis H's picture

Thank you for that link, it will allow me to deepen my knowledge to the work of this family greatly interested me. Forgive me if the word typographical structures is not appropriate, can we rather speak of a sense of balance and relationship between the letters (?) ... Thank you for your details.

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