About Bodoni

From a New Order album cover to cigar packaging by Paul Rand, check out the new exhibition from paper company Fedrigoni who showcases some outstanding uses of Italian typeface Bodoni. The show presents a look at posters, packaging, book covers and album art created using Italian typographer, printer and typesetter Giambattista Bodoni’s most famous typeface.

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Left: Giò Fuga, Technical Drawing by Bodoni (1986) and right: U&LC, Upper and Lower case Magazine (1994), featured in Made in Italy – Bodoni in Print

 

Bodoni was one of the most celebrated typographers and compositors of the 18th century. He began his career as a typesetter at the Vatican’s Propaganda Fide printing press in Rome before setting up a Royal Press for the Duke of Parma. He was later appointed court typographer for Charles III of Spain and opened his own printing press, Tipi Bodoni. Bodoni designed hundreds of fonts in his lifetime.

 

His high-contrast serif has inspired a long line of contemporary revivals.

 

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Left: Niklaus Troxler – Gianluigi Trovesi, Gianni Coscia (2006). Right, from top: Jackie McLean, It’s Time! (1965) and Bud Powell: The Amazing Bud Powell. Vol. 3- Bud! (1986). From Made in Italy – Bodoni in Print, designed by SEA

 

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El Producto cigar tin and boxes designed by Paul Rand. From Made in Italy – Bodoni in Print, designed by SEA

 

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From Made in Italy – Bodoni in Print, designed by SEA

[source:www.creativereview.co.uk]