Today, let’s think warm thoughts and be grateful for the insulating qualities of extra weight. In the world of typefaces, this might translate into something like Orplid, an all-caps, shadowed face that is mighty popular among typesetters around here at the Center. Designed by the German graphic artist and typographer Hans Bohn (1891-1980), in 1929 for the Klingspor Type Foundry, Orplid offers a decorative, retro vibe.
Another example of a full-bodied face is Bodoni Ultra-Bold:
|Bodoni Ultra Bold|
Which had almost nothing to do with the man it was named for, Giambattista Bodoni, but named for him nonetheless, appearing in the world in 1928 from ATF and based on mid-19th century headline faces, used to GET YOUR ATTENTION back when advertising was just being invented. We have several drawers of Ultra Bodoni in both roman and italic styles here at the Center, for all of your attention-getting needs.
I hope this brief investigation of husky-sized faces helped distract you from the cold. In the meantime, bundle up, put on your warm socks, and just think, Hot Chocolate Fest is right around the corner.
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