PF Bodoni Script

Intrigued by Bodoni's original work, designer Panos Vassiliou was set out -back in 2000- to examine his work and study 'Manuale Tipografico', one of the greatest specimen books ever printed. Issued in 1818 at Parma, Italy by Bodoni's widow, the two-volume work shows an impressive array of 142 roman alphabets and some foreign ones such as Greek and Cyrillic.

After a careful examination of all characters, he decided to create a typeface based on the distinct script capitals presented in the book. Matching lowercase italics were later selected and designed to complete the series. Since his intention was not to create simply a digital version of Bodoni's work, this typeface was designed with connected characters and capitals with extra calligraphic elements.

The result was released in 2002 and published in our award-winning catalog IDEA. Later in 2005 we revived a large number of ornaments and borders. All this work was left behind until it was revisited again to create a complete family with pro features. Several new uppercase and lowercase glyphs were designed in order to create a distinct typeface, which is based on Bodoni but yet it stands out on its own. The new version also takes care of conflicts between neighbouring letters, something that was not included in the first version. Bodoni Script is a 3-weight family. It supports 10 special opentype features including 'contextual alternates' as well as support for both Latin and Greek. Each font comes with 725 glyphs including a large number of alternates as well as 144 ornaments. Furthermore, we have created as part of this family an exclusive font which contains 120 frame parts. These parts, when put together, form stunning borders. This font is not available as a separate purchase but you get it as a bonus font when you purchase the whole family.

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Intrigued by Bodoni's original work, designer Panos Vassiliou was set out -back in 2000- to examine his work and study 'Manuale Tipografico', one of the greatest specimen books ever printed. Issued in 1818 at Parma, Italy by Bodoni's widow, the two-volume work shows an impressive array of 142 roman alphabets and some foreign ones such as Greek and Cyrillic.

After a careful examination of all characters, he decided to create a typeface based on the distinct script capitals presented in the book. Matching lowercase italics were later selected and designed to complete the series. Since his intention was not to create simply a digital version of Bodoni's work, this typeface was designed with connected characters and capitals with extra calligraphic elements.

The result was released in 2002 and published in our award-winning catalog IDEA. Later in 2005 we revived a large number of ornaments and borders. All this work was left behind until it was revisited again to create a complete family with pro features. Several new uppercase and lowercase glyphs were designed in order to create a distinct typeface, which is based on Bodoni but yet it stands out on its own. The new version also takes care of conflicts between neighbouring letters, something that was not included in the first version. Bodoni Script is a 3-weight family. It supports 10 special opentype features including 'contextual alternates' as well as support for both Latin and Greek. Each font comes with 725 glyphs including a large number of alternates as well as 144 ornaments. Furthermore, we have created as part of this family an exclusive font which contains 120 frame parts. These parts, when put together, form stunning borders. This font is not available as a separate purchase but you get it as a bonus font when you purchase the whole family.


Published: 2008
Designer: Panos Vassiliou

    FORMAT

    Desktop (otf)
    Web (woff/woff2)
    Digital Ad (woff/woff2)
    ePub (otf)
    App (otf)

    Other formats
    available at request

    STYLES

    • Light
    • Regular
    • Bold
    • Frame Parts

    PRO FEATURES

    • None

    SUPPORTED SCRIPTS

    • 1250 Eastern European
    • 1252 Latin 1
    • 1253 Greek
    • 1254 Turkish
    • 1257 Baltic

    SUPPORTED LANGUAGES

    Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Azeri (Latin), Basque, Bislama, Bosnian (Latin), Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Croatian, Czech, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, Flemish, Français, Franco-Provencal, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Greek, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italiano, Kurdish (Latin), Ladin, Latin, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malay, ManxGaelic, Nederlands, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Polski, Português, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Romansh, Sami (Inari), Sami (Lule), Sami (Skolt), Sami (Southern), ScottishGaelic, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Svenska, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkish, Uzbek (Latin), Walloon, Welsh

    Character Set