Contemporary Italian Type Design

Luke Harris's picture

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's picture

Contemporary look? How does that jive with the topic?

hhp

Domenico's picture

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?

Luke Harris's picture

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.

Domenico's picture

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.

hrant's picture

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

Luke Harris's picture

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

Stephen Coles's picture

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

Grrrben's picture

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

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