Fournier's condensed yet graceful characters
were recut in 1926. The roman and the italic
possess a very agreeable individuality which
distinguishes them alike from the available old
faces and the moderns.
John Baskerville's open roman have
recently been revived in Germany
and in England. These lines exhibit
the English reproduction made in
1925. This shows the italic fount
G. B. BODONI (1740-1813), was not.
as is generally supposed, a great innovator.
His letters display a considerable likeness
to those of Fournier (1712-1768) and Luce.
Bodoni, however, increased the contrast be
tween the thick and thin lines of the letter
Bodoni cut these types about the year 1785