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Parmigiano in use: Minima Moralia

Design by Anna Naumova and Kirill Blagodatskikh for the collection of the Post-WWII ethics-themed essays

June 16, 2022


In June, Ad Marginem publishers releases a book by German philosopher Theodor Adorno. In this collection of text fragments written by Adorno in exile in the 1940s, he suggests that our society should give up the capitalist race and leave the possibilities untapped. Hence the white sheet of paper on the book’s cover and a terse typographic solution. The book uses only two styles of Parmigiano Piccolo: Regular for the cover, body text and footnotes, Medium for the book’s spine and Contents.


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Parmigiano collection, inspired by the work of Giambattista Bodoni, includes three text typefaces (Text, Piccolo, Caption) and a display one (Headline). The collection is a good choice for setting magazines, books, and any other long texts. Compared to the continuous text typefaces cut by Bodoni himself, Parmigiano has a less peculiar structure and a higher contrast. Parmigiano was designed by Riccardo Olocco and Jonathan Pierini. The Cyrillic version is authored by Ilya Ruderman and Irina Smirnova, while the Greek was designed by Irene Vlachou.

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