Published: 9th June, 2019
Last edited: 31st May, 2022
Created: 24th April, 2019
STF_DIDUDE -A condensed neoclassical "Didone" serif style.
The idea revolved around the basic concept for didone style typefaces.
A genre characterized by a modern unornamented standard letterform that was very popular for general-purpose printing during the nineteenth century.
============================================================== Main design parameters for DIDUDE are:
Typical narrow unbracketed serifs, vertical orientation of weight axes with strong contrast between thick and thin lines. So the majority of important features that really distinguish this genre I have tried to implement.
I didn't embarge on a quest to delivering a conceptual overhaul of this genre. Instead, the idea was to simply keep it faithful to existing tradtion. But, I did make 'some' personal design decisions that (i think) set this font apart from most more traditional fonts in this genre. Most obvious are its condensed style and the more relaxed contrast ratio I've choosen for this particular design.
I've also tried to include some extra personal touch to the stroke endings, which feature slight typographic decorative variations, such as occasional spurs, breaks, curved finials as well as plain terminals, there is even some ever so gentle height deviation and overshoot going on.
In addition to this there is a large character set that includes a little bit of everything: Basic latin character set, latin-1 supplement set, stylistic ligatures and alternatives, punctuation marks, lining and non-lining figures, roman numerals, greek uppercase, mathematical, symbols and decorative shapes.