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Filosophia history

Hey there!

I'm a new and learning designer just taking my first typography class. It is something I am really enjoying.
As part of my class, I was assigned a typeface to study and do research on and present as my final project. The face I was given is "Filosophia." It is a beautiful one and I know it was developed by Zuzana Licko of Emigre Fonts in the 1990's. I also know that it was inspired by the classic "Bodoni." Outside of that, I have found very little information on Filosphia itself.

Does anyone know of any books that include information about it or its history? Are there any groups, or communities dedicated to Filosophia? How about any valid websites?

Thanks for the help!



I am doing research about the souvenir typeface. But suprisenly there's not much ads on the
internet form the '60, '70 maybe '80 using this typeface. Does anyone knows a good site or book were I can find it? Any info about the Souvenir typeface is welcome too.

Thank a lot and greetings

Info about lettering

Hello, my name is Aleix and I'm a spanish graphic design student. This is my first post, so be nice!! hehe

My typography teacher wants us to do a type catalog about any typography subject. I chosed lettering and I divide it this way:

  • [manual lettering] before computer age (I know a spanish letterer called Ricardo Russelot but I can't find any info, I guess I'll just contact him)
  • [computer age] before open type (I don't know any authors here... could be some emigre's fonts?)
  • [computer age] after open type (underware, sudtipos, house industries?)