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Didot is named for a French Printing family. Firmin Didot, did much of the design and type casting. Pierre Didot did the printing. The Didotd were inspored by the experimental work of John Baskerville.

There are many DIdot revivals. Hoefler & Frere-Jones and Adrian Frutiger each did a revival based on Firmins work. François Rappo designed a revival based on Pierre.

Didot
serif: thin hairline
Characteristics: very similar to Bodoni, thin flat serifs. high contrast

Bodoni and Didot are often compared because of their similarities. while the Didot family created in France, Bodoni worked in Italy. Both were inspired by Baskerville.

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