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I am currently working on a project to identify a kind or style of typography that is used for a specific application or has a cultural association. I am working with the use of interlocking or connecting letterforms and scripts that often appear in Italian industrial design but specifically on espresso machines.
I have begun my research and found some interesting information on the history of espresso machines in Italy. I have also looked into some of the books by Louise Fili about Italian typography/scripts. However I am still looking for more information and thought to cast a wider net. I have plenty of examples but am now looking for articles and writing that discuss this topic or topics close to it. I am trying to figure out where this trend comes from. Is it related to Italian futurism? Is it mostly to do with the ease of construction for the metal nameplates?
I did find a foundry called Holiday Type that has revived or created typefaces that are reminiscent of the style I am talking about. I am having trouble finding out who is behind their designs though? Does anyone know who is the creator of these fonts? I wrote to Dharma Type, but does anyone know if they are behind the designs? I thought the creator might be of help.
I am also wondering if these kinds of scripts have a specific name or term.
I know this is vague, but I so appreciate any help, resources or insight. I have been doing quite a bit of research but just thought asking a larger and more educated community might help me find some new avenues to explore.
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