Giambattista Bodoni Calligram

Personal work. This is a calligram I did for my design school’s annual magazine, Diskos’ L’ink magazine, in 2013. I thought it was a great occasion to do some typography art for that year’s subject: The Shape of Words. Since it was Giambattista Bodoni’s 200th anniversary of his death, I chose to work on his portrait and use his biography text (in Italian) to shape his face in Bodoni font. It was a way to commemorate this great Italian typographer. I proposed it and got accepted as an illustrative page of the magazine.