1800 to 2010, then


Two Iliad editions

Preparing for the TDC Greek weekend and Salon talk in a few weeks, I had by my side these two beauties: an OUP Iliad from 1800 typeset in the Granjon Parangon from 1565 (them Greek types have long shelf lives) and a elegantly restrained 2010 Iliad by Carocci Editore designed by Giovanni Lussu, set in Garamond Premier Pro. Here’s some type p*rn:


1800 Oxford Iliad Sigma detail


2010 Carocci Iliad Sigma detail