This package contains the complete Baudot family (5 fonts total) in TrueType (.ttf) format for Desktop use.
François Robert was inspired by the bright lights of Las Vegas to create a headline alphabet in 1968 that embodied the appeal of glitzy entertainment of that period. Originally released as dry transfer (rubdown type) format under the name “Chicago”, the typeface went on to grace magazine covers, posters, albums, and books throughout the 1970s and early 1980s.
In 2022, Jean-Benoît Lévy introduced François Robert to Delve Withrington, kicking off a collaboration to produce Robert’s original design again, from scratch, and re-imagined for the 21st century.
The result: “Baudot” [boˈdo] is comprised of three weights: Light, Regular, and Bold, plus two styles for color layering. As one would expect of today’s fonts, Baudot has handy OpenType features and a broad repertoire of 975 glyphs with support for 224 languages, including Vietnamese, Greek, plus Cyrillic script.
While Baudot is primarily a grid-based design, it strategically strays from that rigidity by utilizing offset positions as a second grid in some instances to reduce gaps in strokes and to achieve a more consistent representation of design intent across the typeface.
Baudot is certain to add some dazzle and delight to any headline or drop cap treatment, especially with the layering option employed for a flashy chromatic effect. •!•