Essonnes is a modern font family that is the first one designed by the US designer James Todd we review on our site. James Todd is a designer with a very interesting background as throughout the years he worked in many different fields including making clothes, musical instruments, car parts, furniture, running an upholstery shop and being a tailor. Finally, he found his calling in the type and graphic design and graduated from The State University of New York Fredonia. However, his rich background is felt in his type design work as you can sense the great attention for the details and the careful choosing of the techniques used. Judging by Essonnes typeface, James Todd’s work is quite professional and we impatiently look forward to his further releases.
Essonnes font family itself is a product of the designer’s great fascination and love for the historical typefaces and especially Didot genre. James Todd was captivated by the work of Pierre Didot and the developments of the Didone typefaces during the 19th century. The goal of Essonnes font family is to be a bridge between those and the modern era with all its high demands. This typeface is based on extensive research and, as such, reflects 200 years of evolution and developments.
With Essonnes typeface James Todd aims at refuting the popular modern belief that Didone typefaces are not suitable for texts. Therefore, he supplies the font in three styles – Headline, Display and Text making Essonnes an optical family. All of the features of the different styles are conformable to their intended usage as the letterforms have different contrast, width, x-height, counters and descenders. All the styles come in different weights that allow the users to make best possible choices for their projects and try plenty of different combinations.
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Supported languages: Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh
Designer and publisher: James ToddDOWNLOAD FONT