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The History of Alfabeta

Posted by in Uncategorized on Apr/2024

[La versione Italiana di questo articolo è disponibile sul sito di R41] Alfabeta is a typeface designed by Aldo Novarese commissioned by Maria Laura Bernardi of Reber Spa in 1987. She envisioned the development of an English cursive font that could complement Kunstler, already present in the R41 catalog. (The original letter by Laura Bernardi in 1987) This commission demonstrates Reber’s keen attention to the interests of an international market, as evidenced by the presence of Cyrillic and Arabic alphabets in the company’s catalog. Alfabeta is not the only Greek alphabet designed…read more

The Journey of Codec ME

Posted by in Interview, New releases on Mar/2024

Designed with the precious collaboration of Omaima Dajani for Arabic glyphs and Oded Ezer for Hebrew, Codec ME is the first typeface by Zetafonts to include both Arabic and Hebrew scripts, expanding its language coverage to a wide range of MENA countries. In these challenging times for the Middle East Codec ME stands as Zetafonts’ humble way to celebrate its cultural richness, and the power of cultural exchange. In this interview, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini answers the questions of guest editor Dario Manzo. You are an Italian foundry, based in Florence. What led you to study and…read more