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Which Bodoni?

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.

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file name: Bodoni Poster by Noura Zaher 2017


file name: U R W Bodoni Antiqua Bold


file name: U R W Bodoni Antiqua


file name: U R W Bodoni Antiqua Cond Demi Bold


file name: Berthold Bodoni B E Bold


file name: Berthold Bodoni B E Bold Condensed


file name: Berthold Bodoni Berthold B Q Medium


file name: Berthold Bodoni Berthold B Q


file name: Berthold Bodoni Berthold B Q Cond Bold


file name: Adrian Frutiger Didot L T Pro Headline 1991


file name: Linotype Didot Poster by Martina Rodriguez Saavedra 2015


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991 Poster by Emma Froberg 2017


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991 Poster by Emma Froberg 2017b


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991 Poster by Emma Froberg 2017c


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991 Poster by Emma Froberg 2017d


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991 Poster by James Musson 2016


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot 1991b


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot Bold 1991


file name: Adrian Frutiger Linotype Didot Etext Pro 2013


file name: Hoefler H T F Didot 1991 Poster by Tony Mungiguerra


file name: Hoefler H T F Didot 1991


file name: Hoefler H T F Didot 1991b


file name: Hoefler H T F Didot 1991c







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