Bodoni Classic Hand

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Single styles from $55.00

Designed by Gert Wiescher, Bodoni Classic Hand is a hand drawn font family. This typeface has four styles and was published by Wiescher-Design.

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I became interested in designing Bodoni Classic because of a lazy graphic designer at Jacques Damase publishing house. He had to change a single letter on a bookcover about J. B. BODONI. The French call him Jean Baptiste instead of Giambattista! And that unknown graphic designer just took any old “J” from some newly cut Bodoni.

All the new Bodoni cuts have square serifs, whereas the originals had rounded serifs and slightly concave feet. The single letter “J” with the squared off serif was for me like a road sign to start redesigning the entire Bodoni family.

That’s exactly what I started in 1993 and a dozen years later I am finished. Okay, I am still adding new Bodoni Classics, but those are my personal additions.

Yours very retro, Gert Wiescher

Foundry Wiescher-Design
Price $55.00
Fontspring Debut2018
Style Hand Drawn
Designer Gert Wiescher
Licenses Desktop
Web Font