Bodoni Complete Family Pack

$195.00

 
BodoniStd
BodoniStd
BodoniStd-Book
BodoniStd-Book
BodoniStd-BookItalic
BodoniStd-BookItalic
BodoniStd-Italic
BodoniStd-Italic
BodoniStd-Bold
BodoniStd-Bold
BodoniStd-BoldCondensed
BodoniStd-BoldCondensed
BodoniStd-BoldItalic
BodoniStd-BoldItalic
Bodoni Poster Compressed
Bodoni Poster Regular
Bodoni Poster Italic
Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) was called the King of Printers; he was a prolific type designer, a masterful engraver of punches and the most widely admired printer of his time. His books and typefaces were created during the 45 years he was the director of the fine press and publishing house of the Duke of Parma in Italy. He produced the best of what are known as "modern" style types, basing them on the finest writing of his time. Modern types represented the ultimate typographic development of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. They have characteristics quite different from the types that preceded them; such as extreme vertical stress, fine hairlines contrasted by bold main strokes, and very subtle, almost non-existent bracketing of sharply defined hairline serifs. Bodoni saw this style as beautiful and harmonious-the natural result of writing done with a well-cut pen, and the look was fashionable and admired. Other punchcutters, such as the Didot family (1689-1853) in France, and J. E. Walbaum (1768-1839) in Germany made their own versions of the modern faces. Even though some nineteenth century critics turned up their noses and called such types shattering and chilly, today the Bodoni moderns are seen in much the same light as they were in his own time. When used with care, the Bodoni types are both romantic and elegant, with a presence that adds tasteful sparkle to headlines and advertising.

This version of Bodoni was done by Morris Fuller Benton for American Typefounders between 1907 and 1911. Although some of the finer details of the original Bodoni types are missing, this family has the high contrast and vertical stress typical of modern types. It works well for headlines, logos, advertising, and text.

Keywords: Bodoni Complete Family Pack, Readable, Italian, Classic, Elegant, Headline, Professional, Condensed, Decorative, Serif, Frosty, Static, Exquisite, anno 1800, anno 1700, Text, Magazine, Advertisment, Announcements, Business Cards, Menus, OpenType, Std, Urkunde

SKU: 14704066

Product ID: 24192

BodoniStd Font Information

Version:OTF 1.022;PS 001.003;Core 1.0.31;makeotf.lib1.4.1585
Family Name:Bodoni Std
Weight:400
Glyphs:253
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:4/1/2002
Modified Date:5/12/2006
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin Extended-A
Latin Extended-B
Spacing Modifier Letters
Greek and Coptic
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1