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Giulio da Milano

A painter, he was the first director of Nebiolo in Turin (from 1930-1936), and was succeeded in 1936 by Alessandro Butti. All his fonts were published at Nebiolo:

  • The lineale titling font Neon (1935), with Alessandro Butti. Gala (2005, Canada Type; redrawn in 2017) is an extensive digital family by Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari that revives Neon. Canada Type writes: Gala is the digitization of the one of the most important Italian typefaces of the twentieth century: G. da Milano's 1935 Neon design for the Nebiolo foundry. This designs importance is in being the predecessor - and perhaps direct ancestor - of Aldo Novarese's Microgramma (and later Eurostile), which paved the worlds way to the gentle transitional, futuristic look we now know and see everywhere. It is also one of the very first designs made under the direction of Alessandro Butti, a very important figure in Italian design. It is quite strange, not to mention unfair, that this typeface, though way ahead of its time, is rarely mentioned in type history, but one could reason that it must have been treated with disdain like much of the immediate pre-war Italian artwork, and was later filed under the more visible gems Nebiolo produced through the prolificacy of Butti and Novarese.
  • The condensed lineale titling font on a black mesh background, Razionale (1935).
  • Triennale (1933).
  • In 1931, he designed a connected handwriting font, Veltro. This was digitized in 2007 by Ralph Unger at URW as Fontforum Veltro. It is available at Profonts as Veltro Pro.

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file name: Giulio Da Milano Alessandro Butti Neon 1935


file name: Giulio Da Milano Alessandro Butti Neon 1935


file name: Giulio Da Milano Alessandro Butti Neon 1935


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file name: Anonima Impressori Razionale


file name: Anonima Impressori Razionale Arrotondato


file name: Anonima Impressori Corsiva Razionale


file name: Anonima Impressori Razionale Stretto


file name: Anonima Impressori Razionale Stretto


file name: Anonima Impressori Razionale Stretto Geometrico


file name: Anonima Impressori Razionale Tondo


file name: Anonima Impressori Razionale Tondo


file name: Anonima Impressori Razionale Rigato


file name: Anonima Impressori Veltro


file name: Anonima Impressori Veltro Nero


file name: Giulio Da Milano Veltro 1934


file name: Giulio Da Milano Veltro 1934


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file name: Guido Modiano Triennale 1933


file name: Ralph M Unger Veltro Pro 2007


file name: Giulio Da Milano Veltro 1934







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html