Brazilian type foundry run by Lucas Franco (Italian Brazilian, b. 2001), his father Claudio Rocha (Italian Brazilian, b. 1957) and his mother, Milena Mainieri (Italian Brazilian, b. 1969), which is currently based in The Netherlands. Their typefaces:
- Comic Voss (2017): Alain Voss was a comics artist born in France, he spent his early life in Brazil, and moved to France in 1972. From 1975 he worked for the experimental Metal Hurlant, Tobiaze, parodies of famous comics characters such as Popeye, Asterix and Superman, the series Anarcity (influenced by Phillip K. Dick's work), and the strip Zensetos. He returned to Brazil in 1981, and during the rest of his life collaborated with Brazilian publishers. In 1982 he won the European Album of the Year Award for Adrénaline. Comic Voss is the work of digitalisation of the hand letters present is Alain Voss' comic books and graphic works. The font has an informal look and a slight inclination, that gives a sense of speed and unconventionality. The typeface has 4 weights (regular, medium, bold and black), 26 ligatures, arrows and a complete set with 256 glyphs.
- Antonio Maria (2017): Antonio Maria, a font by Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco, takes its shapes from the lettering found in the cover of Afixação Proibida (Display Prohibited), a book by the Portuguese poet Antonio Maria de Lisboa (1928-1953). In fact, Antonio Maria was the leader-writer of Afixação Proibida, a collective manifesto from 1949, that initiated the surrealist movement in Portugal. It is an inverted-contrast typeface with 150 ligatures and a large character set.
- Ciclope (2017): Ciclope was launched during the 1930s by the Fonderia Tipografica Reggiani, a type foundry based in Milan. The font was created under the guidance of Guido Modiano, a modernist typographer. The typeface has a strong and bold look, characteristic of the Italian art deco style.
- Maggiore (2017): Maggiore, designed by Lucas Franco, takes inspiration from the 1930s Italian Art Deco style, with strong geometrical shapes, synthetic forms with no counters at all. The upper case keyboard keys offer straight and economical letterforms, while the lower case keyboard keys contain letterforms with subtle and angled nicks.
- Mefistofele. A revival in 2018 by Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco of the modular stencil typeface Mefistofele (1930, Reggiani foundry).
- Rudolf Titling (Lucas Franco and Claudio Rocha), a typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018.
- Franco Titling (Lucas Franco). Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award.
- Agora Titling Extra Light (2018). By Claudio Rocha.
- Peterson Titling (2020). A condensed titling typeface with slab vertical serifs that pays homage to the Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.
- Franco Stone (2018-2020, Lucas Franco). A tapered display typeface. Buy it at CAST.
- Rudolf Antiqua and Rudolf Initials (2018). A faithful revival of Rudolf Koch's Koch Antiqua (1922). Followed by Rudolf Text (2017-2020, Lucas Franco and Claudio Rocha).
- Doctrine (2019-2020< Lucas Franco). Chiseled and almost uncial.
- Aurelio Titling and Aurelio Unicase (2018, Lucas Franco and Claudio Rocha). Originally, it was created as a logotype for the Ultima Forma design studio in the 1990s. Based on 19th century wood types. The unicase font is a Bradbury Thompson's Alphabet 26 reboot.
- Woodeco. An art deco wood type. No date. No designer.
- Georges Deco (2017, Lucas Franco and Claudio Rocha). Georges Deco is based on the ornate lettering found in the Art Deco lettering book, Modèles de Lettres Modernes, published in 1939 by the French interior designer Georges Léculier.
- Solferini (2019). A rounded squarish typeface by Natalia Solferini, Lucas Franco and Claudio Rocha, based on the lettering of Brazilian artist Gil Duarte (aka Binario Armada).
- Pierre Deco. A wide octagonal typeface inspired by letters in the title page of the 1929 edition of Vies imaginaires, a collection of twenty-two semi-biographical short stories by Marcel Schwob, published by French book club association Le Livre Contemporain, which showcases wood engravings by Pierre Bouchet of George Barbier's illustrations. No date. No designer identified.
- Entulho (2011-2018). A stencil typeface by Ricardo Mayer, Lucas Franco and Claudio Rocha.
- Scarpa Titling (2019, Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco). An all caps typeface based on a nameplate found on the front door of a shoemaker in Treviso, Northern Italy.
- Anton (2020, by Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco). An art deco typeface modeled after a Dutch deco type seen on the Anton Antonius Kurvers's cover of Wendingen in 1927.
- Spinface (2020). An experimental turned letter font by Claudio Rocha and Lucas Franco.
- Etna Futurist (2020, Claudio Rocha & Lucas Franco). Digital interpretation of Etna, a wood type produced by the Italian type foundry Xilografia Meneghello & Belluzzo, in the 1920s.
- Hendrik (2021, by Claudio Rocha & Lucas Franco). A revival of Simplex (Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos, 1937).
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