Type Specimen Book
Below is a type specimen book for Essonnes, which is inspired by the original Didot. Essonnes is focused on making a usable in body type, while keeping the beautiful calligraphic line.
visual concept
​​​​​​​ The modern, sleek design shows the versatility of a classic style typeface in the modern world. I specifically wanted to highlight its use as a body type, which the original Didot would not have been capable of. I keep the culture of Didot's french influences alive by using text from Les Miserables as context.
James todd talks about the design process of making essonnes

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