The author Margaret Randall expresses her admiration for the art of typography. The text is translated by Sandra Toro and the chapbook reads in English from one side, and in Spanish from the other with a center spread adorned with Odile Ornaments. A limited edition of 400 copies is printed and bound in New Mexico, on Kraft cover stock with a beautiful interior paper.
Odile and Elido (Odile in reverse) form a sans/serif superfamily with a wide range of variations for editorial use. The design concept for the superfamily draws inspiration from an experimental typeface named Charter, originally designed by the American book and type designer William Addison Dwiggins.
Elido follows Odile’s proportions and matches the weight and typographic color of its serif twin. Odile is a text typeface with bracketed head and bracket-free bottom lower case serifs, a quality that defies conventional type classification. Elido is a sans with classical proportions with a slight geometric hint and open counters that convey an airy feel. Elido’s family structure and relations within echo the conceptual approach of the Odile typeface family. Both include a beautiful set of ornaments, and initials in flavors of rational to elaborate. The distinct qualities of versatile and sincere traits make Odile and Elido an excellent pair for text and display use.