The official terseness and grey of Neo-Classical type faces will stand out when we narrow them. The consistently vertical shading of the letters suppresses one’s desire for eccentricity, just like tea with bromine. It would, however, be wrong to consider Bodoni as the originator of this – vertically shaded – trend in type face production. In his Manual we can also find type faces with a slanted axis of shade, picturesque italics and a number of normal, more human type faces. It remains a mystery why his name is connected only with one of his many works.
Genre’s basic design is fairly light in colour, which is why it looks good in illustrated magazines and short texts and directly calls for graphically striking, contrasting headings. It shows off beautifully next to photographs, on diplomas and on printed materials connected with a person’s death.
Genre Bold Italic
Genre Medium Italic
Genre Medium Bold
Genre Medium Bold Italic