EtymologyAfter Braggadocchio, boastful character in Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queen (1590), apparenty a pseudo- coinage.
Braggadocio is a geometrically constructed sans-serif stencil typeface designed by W.A. Woolley in 1930 for the Monotype Corporation.
Though a stencil face, Braggadocio bears comparison with the heavier weighted Didone faces like Thorogood, Poster Bodonii, and Fat Face. A product of the Art Deco era, Braggadocio shares similarites with Architype Albers and Futura Black, the typeface used in the wordmark of Au Bon Pain, a U.S. restaurant-bakery chain.
The lowercase characters a, f, c, and s have terminals similar to the fat face model. The face is unusual in a topological sense in that none of the characters has a circular counter-form (hole).
See also: Samples of display typefaces
- Jaspert, W. Pincus, W. Turner Berry and A.F. Johnson. The Encyclopædia of Type Faces. Blandford Press Lts.: 1953, 1983. ISBN 0-7137-1347-X.