The ninth edition of Pulp, Fedrigoni's journal of people and paper, is a special issue that celebrates the timeless inspiration of Bodoni's typographic legacy.
Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) was an Italian printing celebrity in his day, taking charge of the Duke of Parma's press when he was just 28. Bodoni was a pioneer of new technology in printing and publishing, constantly seeking improvements and refinements to his presses, and a passionate advocate for the 'power of printing on fine paper'. He was also a highly skilled, innovative and prolific type designer; his achievements live on in the elegant strokes, both thick and thin, of the beautiful typeface that bears his name.
- The man behind the typeface, by Robert Hanks
- Bodoni then and now
- The face of New York, by Steven Heller
- Eighteenth-century moderns, by Jonathan Pierini
- Letters from Venice – Jake Tilson homage to the nizioleti street signs, with stunning photography of the city by Philip Sayer
Pulp 09 was printed on papers made in Italy by Fedrigoni, including Arcodesign White 140 g/m2, Sirio Gialloro 140 g/m2, Symbol Freelife Gloss Premium White 170 g/m2, Bodonia Avorio 170 g/m2 with a spectacular cover printed on Splendorlux Metal Argento.
Last November John L. Walters won 'Editor of the Year' for Pulp at the 2016 BSME Awards (for Branded Content (Business). Simon Esterson won 'Art director of the Year' (Business) for Pulp in the previous year's BSME Awards.
International artists, illustrators and designers are welcome to approach Pulp with anything of interest made using Fedrigoni papers: please contact editor John Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org. Design professionals who wish to read a copy can request Pulp free of charge by contacting email@example.com.