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Is this some variant of Bodoni? With swashes?


I'm trying to match this family, specifically the italic for the author's name. I figured it's Bodoni, but the swashes in the italic capital 'T' and the italic lowercase 'k' are really throwing me for a loop.

Since this is a reprint of a book that was originally published in 1959 with multiple printing through the 70s and 90s it may very well be something that wasn't digitized. That makes things difficult for a publisher who wants to add copy to the beautiful title page spread.

Help? Someone, please? Thanks!

(x) What's this Bodoni-style openface font? - Graphis {Alexandru}

Hi Everyone,

I've been going a little crazy trying to work-out what this typeface is...

It's the David Hart & Co. logo type found on www.davidhartnyc.com

At first glimpse i thought it was a Bondoni Condensed variant but apparently not. If anyone is able to shine some light on the matter, it would be appreciated. Thank you.

from Chris.



In this logo I use Bodoni Poster Italic font.
However, I don't have much experience working with classic linked typefaces.

1. I've changed a bit the default kerning so it feels homogeneous and works as logotype.
Does the rhythm of letters looks correct? (http://klim.co.il/misc/logo_01.jpg)

2. It is TTF font, so it doesn't complete the links between letters.
So I built them manually. Are they correct? (http://klim.co.il/misc/logo_01.jpg)

3. The opened link of "m" looked unnecessary, so I decided to cut it.
It became a little limping, so I compensated it by pulling the stem a bit lower.
I also fixed the kerning between "m" and "&". (http://klim.co.il/misc/logo_02.jpg)
I've tried to decide what correct angle the cut should be according

Swashiness Crit, Please


I'm working on a legacy mark to commemorate the 25th anniversary for a St. Louis arts organization. Out of several options, here's the direction my client picked. It's loosely based on Bodoni and Benton Modern.

If anyone could offer some input on how to improve the curves, I'd really appreciate it. Some areas don't feel quite right yet, particularly in the way the swashes above and below cradle the shapes of the numbers.

Feedback much appreciated.

Jeanne Moderno Font Giveaway + Best of the mehallo blog.

Just a heads up, I'm running a font contest over at my blog. This weekend I'll be giving away 5 complete sets of my Jeanne Moderno fonts.

To enter, go here: http://mehallo.com/blog/archives/10803

And just do what it says.

Contest ends 11 p.m. (pacific time) Saturday, January 16, 2010.

Also posted, the best of my blog from the past year.

(is it me or is this whole 2010 date thing seem so sci fi?)

illume typography lamps


didot lamp—all four sides displayed


illume is an elegant, modern collection of typography table lamps for anyone who enjoys lighting with class and personality. Each sleek, frosted white acrylic lamp celebrates a classic typeface while gracing a room with soft light and sophistication. Brighten your room with illume.


Bodoni sold
Caslon sold

*lamps are each $158 US dollars


Didone project


Hello Typophiles!

I would like to get some professional feedback. I've started drawing a didone-like
alphabet, taking Bodoni, Didot and a few similar font - and using my imagination and eye at least.

First of all this is meant to be a self-training project - and I like well-crafted Didone-s too so try to achieve something like that :)

It is a very early stage - the very basic letterforms are still tweaked here and there, but I like its slightly condensed look. Small caps and text figures are added using some automated effects and hand-tweaking the results of these.

I've tried to letterspace only the lowercase so far but the first result was a too tight look when text set and way too far wordspaces. First print test showed it too clearly.


Indices : Typefaces : Thesis

From LucasFonts

Thesis is a large font superfamily, deisgned in the late 90s by Luc(as) de Groot of LucasFonts. Thesis fonts have become popular and can be seen in various publications or logotypes. The range of weights are designed using de Groot’s “interpolation theory”.

The fonts include TheSans, a humanist sans-serif similar to Frutiger and Segoe; TheSerif, a slab-serif; TheMix, a slab-serif font lacking some serifs; and just recently, TheAntiqua, a serif font.