Know your Bodoni

Posted on October 07, 2006

Bodoni vs. Bauer Bodoni

Having left the world of 300dpi about three years ago, seeing this got me all nostalgic for the concerns of designers working in different media. No wonder print designers are shocked at the typographic possibilities the web offers. Even Flash has abysmal typographic support, although being vector-based it could offer so much more.

Wikipedia states:

Bodoni is a serif typeface designed by Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) in 1798 [...] The Bauer version was drawn by Henrich Jost in 1926. The Bauer version emphasizes the extreme contrast between hairline and main stroke.

Hmmm. Now you mention it...

Seen at design et typo.

Fonthaus on Bodoni. More on web typography.

Comments (2)

peter said

Thanks a lot I love your blog, really, si instructive and serious... give sens to pictures is a real responsability. Bravo | //p

Posted by: peter at October 7, 2006 11:19 PM .

Nasir said

Thanks for this info.

Posted by: Nasir at October 9, 2006 11:53 AM .