Typographic trainspotter makes a point to face facts

What an excellent article by Jim Davies (DW 8 November) about the origins of font names. Though writing this letter makes me feel like an anorak/ typographic trainspotter, Bodoni of Parma, author of the Manuale Tipografico, was Giambattista rather than

What an excellent article by Jim Davies (DW 8 November) about the origins of font names.

Though writing this letter makes me feel like an anorak/ typographic trainspotter, Bodoni of Parma, author of the Manuale Tipografico, was Giambattista rather than Giovanni. But then again, perhaps I should get a life/ get out more shouldn’t I?

Simon Heptonstall

simon@humbleabode.co.uk

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