Bodoni Highlight Regular

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    Bodoni Highlight Regular
    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 Highlight Regular, Readable, Italian, Classic, Elegant, Headline, Professional, Decorative, Serif, Static, anno 1700, Text, Magazine, Advertisment, Announcements, Business Cards, Menus, Urkunde

    SKU: 15160672

    Product ID: 25752

    Bodoni Highlight Regular Font Information

    Version:Altsys Fontographer 4.1 15/09/95
    Family Name:Bodoni Highlight ICG
    Weight:400
    Glyphs:247
    Fixed Pitch:No
    Symbol Encoded:No
    Embedded Bitmaps:No
    Creation Date:1/1/0001
    Modified Date:1/1/0001
    Unicode Ranges:
    Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
    1251 Cyrillic
    1255 Hebrew
    1256 Arabic
    855 IBM Cyrillic; primarily Russian
    775 MS-DOS Baltic
    737 Greek; former 437 G
    437 US