Fruit of a process that took five years, in 2000 Linotype published Antonio Pace’s interpretation of the classical Bodonian typefaces (at the time he was a student at the College of Design in Offenbach) at the Bodoni Museum of Parma, in 1992.
The name Gianotten is not related to Bodoni’s activity but was in honour of the Dutch typographer Heck W.J. Gianotten.
Pace (designer of the Area font for the Comune of Milan) aimed above all for legibility in the body text, as per the Manuale Tipografico. Gianotten has a rationalised x-height, the joints of the strokes are rounded and the serifs have a moderate horizontal extension and are somewhat curved.
The relatively extended family includes six romans and five italics: light, regular, medium and bold, heavy and black in the respective italic version (apart from black), and the small capitals (with miniscule numbers) only in light.