Bodoni is a series of serif typefaces first designed by Giambattista Bodoni in 1798. The typeface is classified as Didone modern. Bodoni followed the ideas of John Baskerville, as found in the printing type Baskerville: increased stroke contrast and a more vertical, slightly condensed, upper case; but took them to a more extreme conclusion.
Through my artwork, I’ve shown a comparison between Bodoni and Didot that on the surface may appear virtually identical but possess studied differences. Gradual serif transitions and slightly bracketed serifs stand out distinctly in Bodoni. These very differences have been highlighted. The artwork has been conceptualised around a construction site; deconstructing Didot and giving shape to Bodoni.