Filosofia

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Credits

Designer(s)
Zuzana Licko
Foundry(ies)
Emigre
Release Year
1996
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif, Modern
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Emigre, MyFonts, FontShop
Tags
bodoni, serif

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Filosofia is Zuzana Licko’s interpretation of a Bodoni, incorporating such features as the slightly bulging round serif endings which often appeared in printed samples of Bodoni’s work and reflect Bodoni’s origins in letterpress technology.

The Filosofia Regular family is designed for text applications. It is somewhat rugged with reduced contrast to withstand the reduction to text sizes. The Filosofia Grand family is intended for display applications and is therefore more delicate and refined. An additional variant, included in the Grand package, is a Unicase version which uses a single height for characters that are otherwise separated into upper and lower case. This is similar to Bradbury Thompson’s Alphabet Twenty Six, except that Thompson’s goal was to create a text alphabet free of such redundancies as the two different forms which represent the character “a” or “A”, whereas Filosofia Unicase does have stylistic variants to provide flexibility for headline use.

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