Italian printer who designed the Bodoni font (1740-1813)
a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
modern typeface with unbracketed serifs, veritcal stress and very high contrast.
Bodoni is the name given to a series of serif typefaces first designed by Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) in 1798. The typeface is classified as didone modern. Bodoni followed the ideas of John Baskerville, as found in the printing type Baskerville, that of increased stroke contrast and a more vertical, slightly condensed, upper case, but taking them to a more extreme conclusion.