A thread on Typophile regarding the choice of a version of Bodoni. The comments and opinions can be summarized as follows:
- Almost everyoner agrees that ITC Bodoni, with its optical weights, is the superior Bodoni. Read about it in an article by Dave Farey. Jon Coltz praises it as one of the few readable Bodonis. See also here.
- David Thometz lauds Berthold Bodoni Antiqua and Berthold Bodoni Old Face. He recalls that Bringhurst recommended Berthold Bodoni in The Elements of Typographic Style (p. 207) as well as the Bauer Bodoni designs. John Butler thinks the Berthold Bodoni Old Face zeros are the best anywhere.
- Several posters point out that for some jobs, Didot-style typefaces may be better. Laurels went to HTF Didot and Linotype Didot.
- In a related thread, the discussion focused on Didots. Here the winners were Monotype Walbaum and Frantisek Storm's Walbaum Text.
View various Bodoni Antiquq / Bodoni Old Face typefaces.
Choice of fonts ⦿
Modern style [Bodoni, Didot, Walbaum, Thorowgood, Computer Modern, etc.] ⦿