Ambroise

Designed by Jean François Porchez

Ambroise

Collections

Collection Purchase
Ambroise Full Family 14 fonts
Ambroise Full Family
367,00€
Ambroise Standard Family 5 fonts
Ambroise Standard Family
144,00€
Ambroise Firmin family 5 fonts
Ambroise Firmin family
144,00€
Ambroise François Family 4 fonts
Ambroise François Family
119,00€

Styles

Style Purchase
Ambroise Light
Ambroise Light
45,00€
Ambroise Regular
Ambroise Regular
45,00€
Ambroise Demi
Ambroise Demi
45,00€
Ambroise Bold
Ambroise Bold
45,00€
Ambroise Black
Ambroise Black
45,00€
Ambroise Firmin Light
Ambroise Firmin Light
45,00€
Ambroise Firmin Regular
Ambroise Firmin Regular
45,00€
Ambroise Firmin Demi
Ambroise Firmin Demi
45,00€
Ambroise Firmin Bold
Ambroise Firmin Bold
45,00€
Ambroise Firmin Black
Ambroise Firmin Black
45,00€
Ambroise Francois Regular
Ambroise Francois Regular
45,00€
Ambroise Francois Demi
Ambroise Francois Demi
45,00€
Ambroise Francois Bold
Ambroise Francois Bold
45,00€
Ambroise Francois Black
Ambroise Francois Black
45,00€
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Ambroise available in 14 fonts & 3 widths is a contemporary interpretation of various typefaces belonging to Didot’s late style, conceived circa 1830, including the original forms of g, y, &; and to a lesser extent, k. These characters are found in Vibert’s typefaces. Vibert was the appointed punchcutter of the Didot family during this period. It is the Black, whom sources were surest that Jean François Porchez has been used as the basis for the design of the typeface family. In the second half of the 19th century, it was normal to find fat Didots in several widths in the catalogs of French type foundries. These same typefaces continued to be offered until the demise of the big French foundries in the 1960s.

Ambroise attempts to reproduce more of what we see printed on paper in the 19th century; a more accurate representation of Didot punches. So, 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, particularly in larger sizes.

Ambroise, an exquisite Didot font in 14 series & 3 widths

Every variation of the typeface carries a name in homage to a member of the illustrious Didot family of type founders and printers. The condensed variant is called Ambroise Firmin. The extra-condensed is called Ambroise Francois. Generally, only one set of ornaments are designed for a type family. This time, fewer ornaments have been designed but ensured each was capable of multiple variations. Each series features the same set of ornaments, and none of them are similar, they always follow the weight and width of the typeface reference. The result is a wonderful tool for the user, as the variations help to create different rhythms and colours to the layout. Ornaments, vignettes, alternates, ligatures are available through separate OpenType fonts.

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Alternates fonts

Additional alternates glyphs, are delivered in separate OpenType fonts.

Ambroise, an exquisite Didot font available at Typofonderie.com

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