No Country for Old Typographers
Bodoni not only has a museum devoted to his lifetime of work in Parma, Italy, but virtually every major city in Italy has a Giovanni Battista Bodoni street. What city, village, town, or hamlet in the United States has an avenue, boulevard, street, or alley named after a type designer or typographer?
For more on typography, check out Steven Heller’s Texts on Type, which contains more than 50 important writings about the history, aesthetics, and practice on type design. And if you don’t have one already, be sure to order a copy of Alex W. White’s Thinking in Type: The Practical Philosophy of Typography.