Ambroise

Designed by Jean François Porchez

Ambroise

Collections

Collection Purchase
Ambroise 4Weights – Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic
Ambroise 4Weights
146,00€
Ambroise Family 14 fonts
Ambroise Family
448,00€
Ambroise Firmin Family 7 fonts
Ambroise Firmin Family
237,00€
Ambroise François Family 7 fonts
Ambroise François Family
237,00€
Ambroise Full Family 28 fonts
Ambroise Full Family
872,00€
Ambroise Full Family Try-out 28 fonts
Ambroise Full Family Try-out
0,00€

Styles

Style Purchase
Ambroise Light
Ambroise Light
55,00€
Ambroise Light Italic
Ambroise Light Italic
55,00€
Ambroise Regular
Ambroise Regular
55,00€
Ambroise Italic
Ambroise Italic
55,00€
Ambroise Demi
Ambroise Demi
55,00€
Ambroise Demi Italic
Ambroise Demi Italic
55,00€
Ambroise Bold
Ambroise Bold
55,00€
Ambroise Bold Italic
Ambroise Bold Italic
55,00€
Ambroise Extra Bold
Ambroise Extra Bold
55,00€
Ambroise Extra Bold Italic
Ambroise Extra Bold Italic
55,00€
Ambroise Heavy
Ambroise Heavy
55,00€
Ambroise Heavy Italic
Ambroise Heavy Italic
55,00€
Ambroise Black
Ambroise Black
55,00€
Ambroise Black Italic
Ambroise Black Italic
55,00€
Ambroise Firmin Light
Ambroise Firmin Light
55,00€
Ambroise Firmin Regular
Ambroise Firmin Regular
55,00€
Ambroise Firmin Demi
Ambroise Firmin Demi
55,00€
Ambroise Firmin Bold
Ambroise Firmin Bold
55,00€
Ambroise Firmin Extra Bold
Ambroise Firmin Extra Bold
55,00€
Ambroise Firmin Heavy
Ambroise Firmin Heavy
55,00€
Ambroise Firmin Black
Ambroise Firmin Black
55,00€
Ambroise François Light
Ambroise François Light
55,00€
Ambroise François Regular
Ambroise François Regular
55,00€
Ambroise François Demi
Ambroise François Demi
55,00€
Ambroise François Bold
Ambroise François Bold
55,00€
Ambroise François Extra Bold
Ambroise François Extra Bold
55,00€
Ambroise François Heavy
Ambroise François Heavy
55,00€
Ambroise François Black
Ambroise François Black
55,00€
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  • Ambroise, designed by Jean Francois Porchez for Typofonderie
  • Ambroise, designed by Jean Francois Porchez for Typofonderie
  • Ambroise, designed by Jean Francois Porchez for Typofonderie
  • Ambroise, designed by Jean Francois Porchez for Typofonderie
  • Ambroise, designed by Jean Francois Porchez for Typofonderie

Originally published in 2001, this brand new revision of Ambroise, — including new italics — has taken 15 years! Ambroise Pro now available in 28 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 unique glyphs are found in Gras Vibert, cut by Michel Vibert. Vibert was the appointed punchcutter of the Didot family during this period. It is the Heavy, 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 usual 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. Obviously the characteristic shapes of g, k, y marking the Ambroise had to be accompanied by more conventional alternatives on the Ambroise Pro. This was achieved with the introduction of variants g, k, more acceptable in certain contexts and uses.

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 featuring great alternates

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 François. Generally, only one set of ornaments are designed for a type family. Each series features the same set of elements, and none of them are similar, they always follow the weight and width of the typeface reference. That way, the Ambroise vignettes and borders are capable of multiple variations. The result is a wonderful tool for the user, as the variations help to create different rhythms and colours to the layout.

Ambroise, an exquisite Didot font in 28 styles, 3 widths

→ Gazette: Ambroise Pro brought back to life: Fifteen years in the making!

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