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Date: 1924

Designer:
Louis Hoell / Heinrich Jost

Foundry:
Bauer

Location:
Frankfurt, Germany

Current equivalent:
Linotype Bauer Bodoni

See also:
Bodoni No.1

Technologies:
Metal (foundry)
Metal (machine)
Photosetting
Postscript
Opentype

Famous for:
First European revival of a modern face.

Applications: Book Publishing & General Purpose Text Setting

Ubiquity:
Very widely used

Category:
20th Century Modern Roman

Stress: Vertical
Serifs: Hairline

Design history:
A more delicate interpretation of Bodoni, recut for Bauer and machine composition in the early 20th century. Bauer Bodoni produces a different tonality on the page from all other cuts and versions. This type followed directly from M.F. Benton's first revival of a Modern face with the ATF version of Bodoni in 1909. The type designer Dave Farey, writing in 2005 for Fonthaus, points out that technically both of these versions are not quite true to the original and that their unbracketed serifs borrow instead from earlier models by Fournier and Didot.

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picture: Bauer Type Foundry