I'm proud to announce the release of Pyes Pa. A high contrast display italic.

View the full specimen at:

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Design like (see attached image) is everywhere - the b&w simplistic modernist look that bodoni always finds itself in.

Can anyone tell me when about this design look first emerged? What was it inspired by? ANY information?


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!

I need to id this typeface. Its definitely a didot type typeface with bidoni-ish ball terminals. I'ts not Didoni or Didona...

Anyone! Please help!

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

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.

Darjeeling combines British Elegance and Indian Flavor. It is flared like Optima, with a scent of Bodoni. By layering “Regular” and “Ornaments” over each other you will create astounding pieces of colorful typography. Additionally there is “Regnaments” which combines the two other styles.

Darjeeling is great as a display font, but also perfectly legible at text sizes. Use the ornaments only to add spice to Your design.

Make sure to use applications supporting all these lavish OpenType features like small caps, various sets of figures, fractals and the 102 discretionary ligatures.

Darjeeling has been recently released at myfonts:

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Is this Bodoni?

I've been studying the typeface bodoni. These two examples look similar to it, I was just wondering what these two typefaces are. Thanks guys/girls.

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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? (

2. It is TTF font, so it doesn't complete the links between letters.
So I built them manually. Are they correct? (

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 "&". (
I've tried to decide what correct angle the cut should be according


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.

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:

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?)

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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.

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