Parmigiano Typographic System (named after Parma, the city where Bodoni established his printing house) has the stated ambition to be the most extensive family of fonts ever to have been inspired by Giambattista Bodoni.
Parmigiano Caption was conceived to accompany Parmigiano Text for setting secondary texts such as captions and footnotes. Parmigiano Caption guarantees superb readability and consistent quality in print at sizes smaller than 11 points, completing the Parmigiano family and making it perfect for work with complex texts in several sizes.
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Borders & ornaments
Parmigiano contains also borders, arrows, and ornaments digitised from Bodoni’s Manuale Tipografico.
Cantillation marks are only used in the printing of biblical texts, and it is rare to find a typeface that supports the vowel and consonant modifications that correctly position the cantillation signs, enabling and guiding the chanting of liturgical texts. Parmigiano renders correctly cantillation marks required for biblical typesetting.
The Parmigiano family also features different cuts for use in specific point size ranges, called optical sizes. While Parmigiano Headline is perfect for use at big type sizes, text in smaller sizes requires different optical sizes. Parmigiano Text is softer, and is recommended for use in sizes of 10 points or larger; sizes smaller than 10 points are adeptly handled by Parmigiano Caption. Parmigiano Piccolo is wider and rougher, with reduced contrast, shorter ascenders and descenders, and strong serifs, ideal for practical typography and legibility in critical conditions.