Bodoni versus Didot
those of you who are taking History of Graphic Design this semester with Sheardy will recognize this.
He spoke last week about the differences between Bodoni and Didot and posed a theory that I had previously not been aware of... He said that Didot stole Giambattista Bodoni's typeface - as it was quite common for thieves to steal cast letters and sell them - and used them as the base for his own typeface. there are of course several variances between the two, and both type designers were working at the same time. so is it possible that this holds true?
I tried to do a little online research and found this article that is somewhat interesting, despite the several grammatical errors.
here are the type example images found on wikipedia:
I can't believe I'm about to type this... but I think that Sheardy might have exaggerated the situation slightly. what does everyone else think?