When you want a classic, don’t buy one with the same old style

Didot, a typeface designed for the first half of the 19th century, is one of the oldest and most well-known typefaces of all time.

But didot has fallen out of favor with designers in recent years, as its ubiquity has led to a number of variations, from the popular to the downright ugly.

Here’s a look at the history of Didot and its future.