Caponi Display Family
The influence of master Italian punchcutter Giambattista Bodoni of Parma has only grown since his death in 1813. Though best known for his delicate, high-contrast Moderns, his early work had a character all its own, warmer and more organic, showing the influence of Pierre Simon Fournier in France. Caponi Display and Caponi Slab are similar in their lightest weights, but depart quickly into two very different approaches to weight and contrast. Though lower contrast than other contemporary Bodoni revivals, Caponi Display follows Bodoni’s approach to weight and contrast, with long, elegant ascenders and descenders.