Bodoni typeface was created as a reflection on the developing printing technologies and was categorized as a modern serif typeface. Overtime, the font was dubbed as “hard to read” because computer monitors rendered the thin strokes very very thin at small point sizes.




is a typeface created by Giambattista Bodoni in the late 1700s.

Giambattista Bodoni was an Italian typographer, type-designer, compositor, printer and publisher in Parma. His designs were heavily influenced by the work of Pierre Simon Fournier and John Baskerville. During his lifetime, he and Firmin Didot created a style of type called “New Face” in which a stark contrast between thick and thin lines was introduced into typography.

Sketching in 3D


“Programs like Sketchup have allowed amateur artists and architects to sculpt and design in three dimensions for years, but this app facilitates far more informal works that really look like sketches in 3D.

Mental Canvas is part of a suite of software for Microsoft Surface that takes more conventional sketched forms and allows users to navigate and expand them in three-dimensional space, retaining the character of rough drawings.”