Caponi for Entertainment Weekly

PUBLICATIONS, CUSTOM TYPEFACES | 1 SEPTEMBER 2010
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Caponi was designed by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz for a subtle tweak of Entertainment Weekly on the occasion of the magazine's 20th anniversary. Commissioned by (and named for) design director Amid Capeci, Caponi is based very loosely on some of Giambattista Bodoni's earliest types, which were in turn influenced by Pierre Simon Fournier's work. Drawn primarily for headlines and display use, Caponi transforms from a medium-contrast Modern in the lighter weights to a chunky slab in the heaviest weights, providing the magazine with a wide range of possibilities for mood and tone – helpful when an article about the latest action blockbuster is followed by the latest news from the world of Miley Cyrus.