The Type Pod


January 13, 2022 Season 1 Episode 3
The Type Pod
Show Notes

After a longer than intended - “we’re out of lockdown and we have a social life again!” - pause The Type Pod is back. In this episode we deep dive into Bodoni, that typeface most beloved by designers of fashion magazines.

Ace designer, type teacher David joins Jason and Anitra all the way from Washington D.C. to discuss why designers have, for more than two centuries, stuck with Bodoni… through thick and thin.

We learn all about designer Giovanni Battista, who once made Napoleon come to his house for a meeting, and has his own museum in Parma. We speculate on why grunge band Nirvana chose this typeface most associated with “high class” to be their band logo.

 Finally, Anitra will explain why Bodoni is the best typeface to take to fancy parties.

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