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Distinctive 'y' and 'g' - perhaps bespoke? Most other letters quite ordinary, 5 & 7 rather unusual.

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This appears in an address, in a brochure. I've tried the various automatic recognition sites online (both by answering questions and uploading the images) but with no success. I suspect it may be a one-off made manually for this brochure by the designers...?
asked by ozaru (106 points) Dec 10, 2015

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This is Didot Elder by François Rappo for Optimo. Quote from the website:

"Didot Elder is the first revival of the fonts by Pierre Didot, the most important artistic director, publisher and typographer in France during the Neoclassical period. François Rappo has developed Didot Elder Family after his specimen of 1819 as a complete typographic program, specially designed for books and magazines"

answered by Het Mes Expert (809 points) Dec 10, 2015
selected by Stewf Dec 10, 2015
Thanks, you got in just as I was typing my own answer. :-)
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The recent Essonnes also includes these unusual Didot lettershapes.

answered by Stewf Expert (3,404 points) Dec 10, 2015
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Found it! It's Didot Elder.

How I found it? By isolating the 'g', uploading it to Google Image Search - it found no 'similar' images, but did find a single website 'containing' the image in a PDF file, which eventually provided the answer.
answered by ozaru (106 points) Dec 10, 2015
Ha, nice find!
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You can also take a look at Ambroise by Typofonderie. It has a similar g and y, but comes in more widths and weights than Didot Elder.

answered by Het Mes Expert (809 points) Dec 10, 2015