Il deserto dei Tartari
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What a beautiful and well-done work!
Some previous researches made me notice that the first editions of this work by Buzzati, in Italy, and other works contemporary to this one, generally used some kind of garalda. Like Simoncini’s Garamond.
That is why I believe Inferi worked well.
A masterpiece by Buzzati, who was also a painter related to the avant-garde of the time, I found the choice of this particular typeface very elegant, because it encompasses the tone of the narrative. It is new, modern (the context in which Buzzati’s work is set) – but it still has aspects in common with the “classic” typefaces, in a way, with the traditional fonts (timeless virtue of the work itself and of the font quality).
Here in Brazil, the most recent edition of this work, by Editora Nova Fronteira – already mentioned in this site – uses on the cover the same painting that appears in the edition in question, which is very beautiful.
Congratulations on the work!
I would love, in the future, to acquire a copy, to pair it with my brazilian editions.
Yes, really a splendid specimen. One should buy it just because of the typography.