Workhorse Didot

Details

Variable Font
3 weights, 7 optical sizes, italics, 42 styles

  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Weight

    900

  • Optical Size

    13

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Numerals
  • Optical Size

    26

    pt
  • 26

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    16

    pt
  • 26

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    10

    pt
  • 26

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets

Optical Sizes

Workhorse Didot is designed with 7 optical sizes so your type looks sharp at any size. 8pt features a heavier weight to perform better at small sizes, while maintaining that characteristic lower x-height. In addition, at smaller optical sizes size letters like the uppercase e, f and g become more blunt in exchange for clarity at smaller sizes.

144pt vs 8pt

Lik

Book — 144pt

Oathes

Book — 89pt

Oathes

Book — 55pt

Oathes

Book — 34pt

Oathes

Book — 21pt

Oathes

Book — 13pt

Oathes

Book — 8pt

Oathes

Alternate Characters

  • ss01 (Lining J)

    Jake Jake
  • ss02 (Curve-bottomed v, w)

    vows vows
  • ss03 (Weighted punctuation)

    ({[]}) ({[]})

Variable Font

Variable fonts allow you to find that perfect weight for every context. On the web, depending on how many styles you utilize, they also drastically reduce font loading times since you only require one font file.

Variable font files are only available with full family purchase and/or orders over $1,000.

Optical Size Axis

Optical Size

Weight Axis

Weight

Opentype Features

  • Oldstyle Figures

    0123456789
  • Lining Figures

    0123456789
  • Fractions

    1⁄8 Cup 37⁄264 cm
  • Subscript

    H2O C6H12O6
  • Superscript

    x2 + y3 = z5
  • Case-sensitive Forms

    1–9 Id—No

Styles

  • Book 144pt

    Aa
  • Book 89pt

    Aa
  • Book 55pt

    Aa
  • Book 34pt

    Aa
  • Book 21pt

    Aa
  • Book 13pt

    Aa
  • Book 8pt

    Aa
  • Book 144pt

    Aa
  • Book 89pt

    Aa
  • Book 55pt

    Aa
  • Book 34pt

    Aa
  • Book 21pt

    Aa
  • Book 13pt

    Aa
  • Book 8pt

    Aa
  • Medium 144pt

    Aa
  • Medium 89pt

    Aa
  • Medium 55pt

    Aa
  • Medium 34pt

    Aa
  • Medium 21pt

    Aa
  • Medium 13pt

    Aa
  • Medium 8pt

    Aa
  • Medium Italic 144pt

    Aa
  • Medium Italic 89pt

    Aa
  • Medium Italic 55pt

    Aa
  • Medium Italic 34pt

    Aa
  • Medium Italic 21pt

    Aa
  • Medium Italic 13pt

    Aa
  • Medium Italic 8pt

    Aa
  • Bold 144pt

    Aa
  • Bold 89pt

    Aa
  • Bold 55pt

    Aa
  • Bold 34pt

    Aa
  • Bold 21pt

    Aa
  • Bold 13pt

    Aa
  • Bold 8pt

    Aa
  • Bold Italic 144pt

    Aa
  • Bold Italic 89pt

    Aa
  • Bold Italic 55pt

    Aa
  • Bold Italic 34pt

    Aa
  • Bold Italic 21pt

    Aa
  • Bold Italic 13pt

    Aa
  • Bold Italic 8pt

    Aa

Typeface Information

Firmin Didot’s introduction of Didot in 1784 is considered to be the first truly modern typeface and was certainly the most spartan serif at the time. Since that time there have been numerous interpretations of his work, some more noteworthy than others. Workhorse Didot is a brutalist look at what makes a Didot typeface, inspired by American high-contrast stencils.

Despite the original metal type Didot being available in several optical sizes it’s rare to see a modern rendition with more than one or two optical sizes. To allow for the perfect stroke thickness Workhorse Didot is designed to be variable and has 7 built-in optical sizes.

42 Styles:
Book, Book Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Bold, Bold Italic in 7 optical sizes

Designed in 2021 by Adrian Kimball

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