Contemporary Italian Type Design

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Luke Kenneth Harris's picture
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I am designing the graphic content of a small museum celebrating the Italian immigrant contribution to Australian culture. My clients want a very contemporary look. I wondered if other typophiles might be able to recommend any recent (post Novarese) type design work coming out of Italy that would be appropriate. I need display type and a type family for bigger blocks of information. Any assistance much appreciated.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Contemporary look? How does that jive with the topic?

hhp

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I'd also check out [[http://www.myfonts.com/country/it/]].

Sorry to be a little off topic, but being an Italian Melburnian I'm interested in these exhibitions; could you tell me where and when the exhibition will be held or better still a link to a site with information on the exhibition?

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Joined: 4 Jun 2005 - 1:05am
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All the helpful links are much appreciated. I just noticed the new HF&J release (Vitesse) which picks up on elements of Eurostile. Re Domenico's post, it is a new space being developed within the City of Melbourne -- it will be a permanent facility (opening later in 2010?), located in Carlton, but I should be circumspect and leave promotion of it to my client.

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Vitesse, nice choice; a modern take on the slab-serif which should satisfy the client's request for a contemporary look.

"it will be a permanent facility (opening later in 2010?), located in Carlton"
Where else but Carlton? It sounds great, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it.

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The Eurostile angle of Vitesse seems just the ticket, and I think it might even be usable for a moderate amount of text. If you need a separate but matching display font, check out Linotype's Morris Sans.

hhp

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Thanks all for your constructive suggestions -- this is an excellent service/community.

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Albert Pinggera’s FF Strada is my favorite example of a contemporary design originating in Italy.

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There's a recent book on contemporary type design from Italy that might help you: http://www.aiap.it/libreria.php?ID=1330