For recent blog post "A good taste cost less: Ambroise". http://typofonderie.com/gazette/post/a-good-taste-cost-less-ambroise/
over 1 year ago
Interesting blog post and an excellent typeface!
"…the unbracketed serifs are not truly square straight-line forms but use tiny transitional curves instead. The result on the page appears softer and less straight…" And more calligraphic, I might add.
@Sebastian Boros "and more calligraphic"
Despite I understand what you have in mind, perhaps "calligraphic" is not the appropriate way to describe the difference between mechanical drawings of various basic Bodoni/Didot from historical large foundries and Ambroise. Its more a different and smooth finish, with a sort human touch?
Indeed, I understand what you mean. The term "Calligraphic" might be confusing when used to describe a Bodoni/Didot typeface. And maybe the sole purpose of the tiny curves is to add smoothness and elegance. But, to my eyes, this fine bracketing evokes the tools and materials used in writing, where two perpendicular lines will never produce perfect angles because the ink will bleed a little at the junction.
Of course, I used the term "calligraphic" in a quite personal sense, but his human touch is what makes Ambroise one of the most attractive digital Didots, I think.
I'm very fond of high contrast serifs, and you guys do the best I've seen. This looks beautiful.
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