01 November 2017
Why the "Cc" ?
I have just begun reading The Creative Company's 2005 publication of the original "Adventures of Pinocchio," but before I could get started, my attention was drawn to the unusual typography on the cover (cropped screencap above). In the word "Pinocchio," the double-c is presented as cap-C/lower case c, and the final "chio" letters are in a different color.
The book cover flap describes the author Carlo Collodi (pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini (1826-1890)) and "an accomplished Italian journalist" and the illustrator was born in Florence, so the "cc" could be a convention of the Italian language.
IIRC, I have seen this same Cc construction on old Italian stamps, but I might be wrong. Why not write it as "cc" ? Mr. Google might yield an answer, but I thought it might be more informative to appeal to the immense knowledge base of the readership of the blog.
Thanks in advance for your comments.