Announcing Baudot

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Delve Fonts is excited to announce the release of Baudot™ by the world renowned photographer (and ex-designer) François Robert.

A pangram set in Baudot.

Originally available in the 1970s as dry transfer type, this unique design was inspired by the bright lights of Las Vegas and graced magazine covers, posters, albums, and books for over a decade before being sidelined in the switch to digital technology in the '80s.

Robert collaborated with Delve Fonts to produce a remixed version of his design for the 21st century. The resulting type family “Baudot” [boˈdo], a nod to Émile Baudot and his 1872 invention of the ASCII precursor “Baudot Code”, is comprised of three weights: Light, Regular, and Bold, plus two styles for color layering: Baudot Pop Open and Baudot Pop Fill.

Although it is a grid-based design, Baudot strategically strays from that rigidity using a second, offset grid in places to reduce gaps, gaining a more accurate representation of design intent. As one would expect of today’s fonts, Baudot has some handy OpenType features and a broad glyph repertoire supporting over 225 languages, including Vietnamese, Greek, plus Cyrillic script.

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.

Try & Buy Baudot
François Robert’s Bio