Günter Gerhard Lange extensively researched and analyzed numerous original Bodoni prints when creating Berthold Bodoni Old Face. As with all of Lange’s typefaces, he adapted this new Bodoni to meet the demands of today’s composing and printing technology. The results are a Bodoni strictly dedicated to Giambattista Bodoni’s originals of the late 1700s, but with more color and stroke variations than other Bodoni versions.
H. Berthold first released the design in 1983, and Lange added small caps and old style figures in 2000. Berthold Bodoni Old Face is known for legibility and clarity even in the smallest sizes.