Didot founder and printer
HTF Didot, The Henriade
The first Modern face in France.
Applications: Book Publishing & General Purpose Text Setting
Not widely used
Modern (Didone) Roman
An elegant, vertically stressed modern face, still denoting high-class values over two centuries of history. Conceived during the French revolution, Didot's roman was a direct continuation of the rationalization of letterforms introduced by the transitional faces of Fournier, and prior to that, the Romain du Roi, cut by Phillipe Grandjean nearly a century earlier. Firmin Didot was the heir of a large and well-known French printing dynasty, who commenced work in the family firm as a teenage prodigy, cutting the superb italic for which he is best known, at the age of 19. Linotype Didot is a digital Postscript font created under the supervision of Adrian Frutiger for the Linotype Design Studio.