Bodoni Ornaments

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The typeface Bodoni was first created by by Giambattista Bodoni, who was a famous printer. He wrote the Manuale Tipografico that was then published in 1818. In the second volume of this book Bodoni Ornaments were introduced. The ornaments consist of various symbols from Arabic, Greek, Russian, Tibetan, and more types. They are elegant symboles that match the style of Bodoni. They have different stroke contrasts throughout the designs, which adds a variation throughout all of them, however allows them to all look the same and belong to a collection. I think that all of these symbols could be used in various instances, however one instance that immediately jumps into my head is at the bottom border in books. One in particular is the Greek Small Letter Pi, as shown below. I think that this is an elegant symbol and would be put in between the page numbers in a book.






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