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Alessandro Butti

Italian designer and teacher (b. Turin, 1893, d. Turin, 1959), who spent most of his life designing type at Nebiolo, where he was also art director. He headed Studio Artistico della Nebiolo from 1936-1952. Bio by Gio Fuga in 2010. His> typefaces:

  • Paganini (under the direction of Raffaello Bertieri, 1928), a very elegant roman family. Jessica Svendsen digitized this in 2010 under the same name. Patrick Griffin and Kevin Alan King created a revival at Canada Type in 2001: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii.
  • Semplicità (1930), a sans serif family with a fresh feel that includes an Ombra version. This Futura-like family was revived in a 16-style family by Ben Blom called Simplo (2011). Bill Troop and Patrick Griffin created the carefully executed and powerful Semplicita Pro family (2011, Canada Type). Semplicità (2015) by Studio di Lena is another digital revival. Studio Gothic (2017, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli) is an 8-style geometric sans family based on Semplicita.
  • Quirinus (1939).
  • Landi (1939-1943): Butti designed the slab serif Landi Echo (with inclined inline). The corresponding outline, Landi Linear, was designed by Aldo Novarese. Landi Echo was digitally revived in 2011 under the same name by Claude Pelletier.
  • Hastile (1941). [Others say this was done in 1952.]
  • Athenaeum (1945, Nebiolo, initials by Aldo Novarese), a roman typeface with schizophrenic M and Q letters.
  • Normandia (1946, with Aldo Novarese).
  • Rondine (1948, with Aldo Novarese). There is a digital version called Bella Donna (2004, Rebecca Alaccari at Canada Type).
  • Augustea Open and Augustea, both all caps fonts, were done in 1951. They were the forerunners of the full font Nova Augustea (done with Aldo Novarese).
  • Microgramma (1952, with Aldo Novarese) is a checkbook font. Novarese would use this as model for his famous Eurostile (1962).
  • Cigogna (1950 or 1954): a quill pen lettering script.
  • Fluidum (1951): a script with heavy contrasts. Revived by Ralph M. Unger as Butti (2011).
  • Titano (1935).
  • Neon Ombrato, using Giulio di Milano's Neon from 1935.
  • Quirinus (1939).
  • Juliet (1955), done with Aldo Novarese.
  • Recta. Well, he did the first sketches, and Aldo Novarese finished the font in 1958.

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file name: Aldo Novarese A Butti Eurostile Bold Extended


file name: Aldo Novarese A Butti Eurostile Bold Extended


file name: Aldo Novarese Eurostile 1962 Poster by Venessa Marshall 2014


file name: Aldo Novarese Eurostile


file name: Aldo Novarese Eurostile 1962


file name: Aldo Novarese Eurostile Ext Black 1962


file name: Aldo Novarese Eurostile 1962 Poster by Sam Vogenauer 2014


file name: Akira Kobayashi Eurostile Next 2008


file name: Alessandro Butti Landi Echo 1939


file name: Alessandro Butti Landi Echo 1939b


file name: Alessandro Butti Landi Linear 1939


file name: Alessandro Butti Microgramma 1941


file name: Jessica Svendsen Paganini 2011


file name: Jessica Svendsen Paganini 2011b


file name: Jessica Svendsen Paganini 2011c


file name: Aldo Novarese Alessandro Butti Cicogna 1954


file name: Aldo Novarese Alessandro Butti Cicogna 1954b


file name: Jessica Svendsen Paganini 2011d


file name: Patrick Griffin Kevin Allan King Paganini 2011


file name: Patrick Griffin Kevin Allan King Paganini 2011b


file name: Patrick Griffin Kevin Allan King Paganini 2011c


file name: Patrick Griffin Kevin Allan King Paganini 2011d


file name: Patrick Griffin Kevin Allan King Paganini Bold 2011


file name: Patrick Griffin Kevin Allan King Paganini Light 2011


file name: Patrick Griffin Kevin Allan King Paganini Open 2011


file name: Landi Echo 1939


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930b


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930b


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930c


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930e


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930 248457


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930 248459


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930 248460


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930 248461


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930 248462


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930 248465


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930 248466


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930 248467


file name: Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini Francesco Canovaro Andrea Tartarelli Studio Gothic 2017 after Alessandro Butti Semplicita 1930


file name: Studio Di Lena Semplicita 2015 after A Butti Semplicita 1930


file name: Studio Di Lena Semplicita 2015 after A Butti Semplicita 1930b


file name: Studio Di Lena Semplicita 2015 after A Butti Semplicita 1930c


file name: Studio Di Lena Semplicita 2015 after A Butti Semplicita 1930d


file name: Studio Di Lena Semplicita 2015 after A Butti Semplicita 1930e


file name: Patrick Griffin Bill Troop Semplicita vs Futura


file name: Patrick Griffin Bill Troop Semplicita Pro Regular 2011


file name: Ben Blom Simplo 2011c


file name: Ben Blom Simplo Black 2011c


file name: Ben Blom Simplo Demi 2011c


file name: Durotype Simplo 2011


file name: Durotype Simplo 2011b


file name: Nebiolo Fluidum 1951


file name: Ralph M Unger Butti 2011 after Alessandro Butti Fluidum 1951


file name: Ralph M Unger Butti 2011 after Alessandro Butti Fluidum 1951c


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Bella Donna after Alessandro Butti Rondine 1948


file name: Rebecca Alaccari Bella Donna after Alessandro Butti Rondine 1948b


file name: Alessandro Butti Augustea


file name: Alessandro Butti Catalog


file name: Alessandro Butti Titano


file name: Alessandro Butti Normandia


file name: Alessandro Butti Aldo Novarese Normandia 1946


file name: Alessandro Butti Pic







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