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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 face Giacometti Letter. She also designed Jump (2008, handwriting face, Linotype) and Linotype Festtagsfont (1999), a festive stick figure face 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 created a Giacometti lettering alphabet. Nahkoa (2013) is an angular typeface that is inspired by the native American culture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 face 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 face 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 face Giacometti Letter. She also designed Jump (2008, handwriting face, Linotype) and Linotype Festtagsfont (1999), a festive stick figure face 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿