The Dovima Typeface

The genesis of the Dovima font developed for the ‘Dior by Avedon’ book designed by Graphic Thought Facility, was the French typeface ‘Chambord’ designed by Roger Excoffon which was used for stationary in the 1940’s by Christian Dior. The famous photograph ‘Dovima with elephants’ featured Richard Avedon’s favourite model, Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba.