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Alberto Giacometti

Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, 1901-1966. He is known for his surrealist and expressionist work. His emaciated sculptures reflect a view that all modern life is empty and superficial.

Some typefaces were influenced by Giacometti's art:

  • Giacometti Pi by Sine Bergmann, 1994. For this, Sine won an award in the Bukvaraz 2001 competition.
  • Together with Lenore Poth, Sine expanded her font family in 2008 with the handwriting typeface Giacometti Letter. She also designed Jump (2008, handwriting face, Linotype) and Linotype Festtagsfont (1999), a festive stick figure typeface in the style of Giacometti Pi.
  • Thomas Finke's handlettered face Bergell (Letraset, 1991). Letraset writes: The work of Alberto Giacometti inspired this spontaneous, calligraphic style created by German graphic designer Thomas Finke. Although somewhat abstract, this typeface is highly legible and benefits from generous letter spacing.
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Chloé Marchand

During her graphic design studies, Chloé Marchand (Paris) designed a poster in 2012 for the exhibition of Bart Van der Leck, an artist of the Modern De Stijl Movement (1910-1930), at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.

In 2013, she used Giacometti's sculptures to create a Giacometti lettering alphabet. Nahkoa (2013) is an angular typeface that is inspired by the native American culture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joachim Frank
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Lenore Poth

German designer (b. 1959, Frankfurt am Main). She studied at Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach. Since 1989, she has worked as a freelance illustrator, designer, and cartoonist. Together with Sine Bergmann, she created the handwriting typeface Giacometti Letter (2008, Linotype).

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Michael Leporé

Stamford, CT-based graduate of Colby-Sawyer College and School of Visual Arts, New York. He created a typographic poster in Giacometti's style in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sine Bergmann

German designer of the artsy dingbats typeface GiacomettiLL Pi (1994), depicting active stick figures, and for which an award was won in the Bukvaraz 2001 competition. It is a symbol font containing 62 stick figure illustrations inspired by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. Together with Lenore Poth, Sine expanded her font family in 2008 with the handwriting typeface Giacometti Letter. She also designed Jump (2008, handwriting face, Linotype) and Linotype Festtagsfont (1999), a festive stick figure typeface in the style of Giacometti Pi.

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Thomas Finke

German graphic designer. Creator of the gorgeous handlettered face Bergell (Letraset, 1991). [Compare with the free font Bambino.] Letraset writes: The work of Alberto Giacometti inspired this spontaneous, calligraphic style created by German graphic designer Thomas Finke. Although somewhat abstract, this typeface is highly legible and benefits from generous letter spacing.

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Waldorf Fonts
[Joachim Frank]

Joachim Frank from Filderstadt, Germany, specializes in anthroposophical typefaces. His fonts include the Filirator (1998, a free linocut / wood print font at Dafont inspired by an old house font of an anthroposophical clinic in Germany), Waldorfduo, Waldorfitalic, Waldorf Outline, Waldorf Schmal, Waldorf Schrift, Waldorfshadow, and Lisa (a free handwriting font). The Waldorfschrift family was created in digital form in the years 1993-1994 by Joachim Frank, inspired by the naturally organic letters from the anthroposophical movement of the 20th century of Rudolf Steiner.

Mike Diaz pointed out that Waldorfschrift is really really close to Ingrid Liche's FF Liant (1995) about which FontFont writes: In 1976 Ingrid Liche began designing Liant Medium for the packaging of the natural cosmetic company Weleda AG in Germany. Since then this typeface has defined the corporate identity of Weleda worldwide and because of this company's prestige, the look to the entire natural cosmetic and biologically oriented industry. Because of a split of opinions in the international company in 1994, the mother company in Switzerland decided to introduce a new house face; thereby giving up the brand name recognition that had been established over twenty years... Because of the turn in events and since Liche still owned the rights to Liant, she decided to distribute the typeface exclusively over FontShop International. She re-digitized the font, adding several ligatures and expanding the typeface to a three weight family. The most noticable characteristic of the font is its lively lines, the forms for which are taken from nature. Within the individual characters there is an exchange of sinking and rising points, which are connected by taut curves.

Typefaces from 2021: Wouldkat (a woodcut font inspired by an old house font of an anthroposophical hospital in Germany; soon after its release removed and renamed to Filirator).

Typefaces from 2022: Skinni (high-waisted and hand-crafted, appropriate for Giacometti statues), Lui (a wide anthroposophic font), Zumbo (hand-crafted letters with an African theme), Lakrits (a primitive hand-printed font influenced by the LogosNazhdag font), Suki (emulating a children's hand). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿