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Giovanni de Faccio

Italian calligrapher and type designer from Venice who lives in Austria. Giovanni de Faccio (b. San Donà di Piave, Venezia, 1966) and Lui Karner run the Austrian foundry DF Type (or: Fischbachpresse). They made the very classy text family called Rialto Grande dF (1999, CAST), a humanist antiqua with lots of alternates and extra characters. He writes: The letterforms of Rialto dF were drawn directly in digital format with a starting point deriving from humanistic letterforms memorized in the hearts, minds and the manual ability of its designers. Named after the famous bridge in Venice, it was conceived as a bridge between calligraphy and typography, roman and italic. It can also be thought of as an imaginary bridge between Italy and Austria, since it is the result of collaboration started in 1995 between the Austrian Lui Karner and Venetian Giovanni de Faccio. Rialto comes in two optical sizes, Rialto Piccolo dF (less than 14pt) and Rialto Grande dF (more than 14pt). Alternate characters and various dingbats are also provided and these are available through OpenType features developed by type designer and technician Karsten Luecke. Work on Rialto started in 1995.

Rialto won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. Soon to release a sans serif family called Linea.

From 1995 until 2001, he taught calligraphy and typography at the College for Communication and Media Design in Pöchlarn, Vienna and St. Pölten, Austria. He cuts letters in stone. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about Rialto. Working on df Stilo (2006).

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