Apfel Grotezk Luigi Gorlero
Mattone Nunzio Mazzaferro
Sinistre Jules Durand
Sprat Ethan Nakache
Coconat Sara Lavazza
Sneaky Times Jules Durand
Necto Mono Marco Condello
Porpora Davide Montesano
Ribes Luigi Gorlero
Mazius Display Alberto Casagrande
Collletttivo is an expanding group of designers working on type-based projects and occasionally releasing Open Source typefaces through the platform. Goal of the collective is to create a network of people that challenge themselves to improve though practice and mutual exchange in the very competitive fields of graphic and type design.
We are always looking for new collaborations. If you would like to work with us or release a typeface through Collletttivo, write us an email at email@example.com
Collletttivo is a non-profit group of students and young professionals sharing their interest in type design and experimentations. Collletttivo lives thanks to the work of its members and the support of the many downloading and using our free typefaces. If you like our fonts, please consider donating to the collective. Your support helps us keeping the website alive, distributing and updating our open-source font catalogue, organizing talks, printing materials.
Following is a list of our +25€ donors.
Fernanda Braun Santos
Blake House Productions
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Jack Design Studio
Daniel Rubio Arauna
Les formes associées
Cesar Avila Morales
Thank you, it means a lot!
From ancient inscriptions to the most recent signs, typography creates the identity of the places we inhabit and experience daily. We are curating an in-presence workshop in Bari, Puglia, Italy, to re-discover the typographic heritage of the Apulian territory, providing the tools to recreate and build new letter-shapes in digital and analog form. Registrations close November 27, 2022.
Lately, we committed to updating a large portion of the Collletttivo font catalogue with the aim to standardise character support and polish a few rough edges. Following Halibut, Messapia by Luca Marsano is the next to go live!
On the occasion of the Milano Re-Mapped Festival by Pirelli HangarBicocca, SPRINT invited Collletttivo to extend Apfel Grotezk support to the neutral glyphs for Italian orthography, to make the typeface an even more porous communication tool for everyone’s needs (with special inclusive ligatures, try typing a/o, or e/i).
One apple a day keeps the doctor away; many apples double the weight! Apfel is now proudly available in Regular, Brukt and Fett cuts, retaining its joyful and playful attitude in this brand new bolder cut.
We are celebrating our 4-year anniversary with a little throwback to how things started and with the re-release of Mattone by Nunzio Mazzaferro – one among the first three tyefaces released on Collletttivo – after a massive rework and expansion towards a soon-to-be a 5-style variable type family.
“La Lettera Neutrə” is a workshop organized by Collletttivo in collaboration with SPRINT and Istituto Svizzero Milano on inclusive language and typographic experimentation. The workshop will be held in Istituto Svizzero, Milan the 16th and 23rd of January. Admission is free! Follow the instructions to join at the link provided above.
“Meglio qui che altrove” (Better here than elsewhere) is a collection of two hand-tufted rugs aimed to reconsidering our domestic spaces and creating a place of togetherness, play and discovery. The rugs are designed by Collletttivo and produced in collaboration with Hansel Grotesque.
Collletttivo is collaborating with Pittogramma magazine on their second issue, dedicated to unreleased student typefaces. If you are Italian, have an eye for type and are still bogged down in an old, dodgy and disconnected education system, click the link above!
This was teased a long time ago, but it's finally here. Travel back in time with Jules Durand's uncial-gothic free-interpretation of old Celtic lettering (+ extra secret style).
Collletttivo was invited to take part in the very special corona-talk “LiveTalkFrom”, organised by Italian designer Gianluca Alla. Tune in Monday 3pm CET to hear about the project and monitor the members' health conditions.
Matteo Maggi's Halibut Serif grabs all the attention again with a new pointy Light cut and variable support. Handle with caution (it's sharp!)
When Eric Gill’s lettering met 80's movie posters vibe, Sprat came to life. Ethan Nakache’s 18 styles family is also Collletttivo’s first variable typeface to be published. Play with it now!
An updated Type Family window now supports variable fonts and variation axes. Click on a typeface with the “Variable” pill to try it!
We discussed with Ayla Angelos –from It’s Nice That– about Apfel Grotezk Brukt, climate change and the role of graphic and type designers when it comes to spreading awareness. If you missed our presentation at SPRINT Milano, give her article a read!
Love it or hate it, doctors’ most recommended fruit is now a text typeface. Apfel Grotezk is available for free. Have a taste of its delicious ink-saving qualities.
Great news! Collletttivo will be SPRINT 2019 edition’s special guest. Come visit CLT table from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th to discover our exciting new projects and the new typeface released for the fair. On Sunday 4pm we will host a talk, do not miss it! If you’re planning a trip to Milan, come say hi!
You cannot pirate this one. Sara Lavazza’s Coconat is now out in Regular and Bold Extended cuts, free to download, use and distribute. AHRR!
You may have seen it giving you the circle on Instagram, Sneaky Times by Jules Durand is available for free in full Open Source fashion.
An entirely new web redesign is now live! Featuring a diary, a donate button and a widget to subscribe to our erratic newsletter, alongside our expanding collection of Open Source typefaces.
Necto Mono had been sitting in Marco Condello’s Hard Drive for a while, and now he has decided to release it on Collletttivo under SIL Open Font License. Enjoy the 450+ glyphs and the extra-wide language support.
Collletttivo will hold an open talk in Milan’s Digital Entity Studio about Typography and Type Design. Register to join, only 30 seats available.
Jyni Ong from It’s Nice That asks Collletttivo about the collective, their approach to typography and graphic design, Open Source and how Halibut, Ortica and Ribes were developed.
Messapia (/Me's:àpja/) from Luca Marsano is an unconventional duo that displays two centuries of type development in a single family. Regular and Bold now available for download.
A big thank you to Simone Sbarbati from FrizziFrizzi Magazine for the funny interview after our brief meeting at Fruit Exhibition 7. We talked about Collletttivo, words and type freedom.
Selected for “Mihuț e mort” (Mihut is Dead, a Romanian documentary set to be displayed at Cannes Film Festival) opening and closing titles, Mattone’s glyphset was expanded to support East European languages.
Benedetta Bovani releases Ortica, a sharply designed Light and Bold family with pointy serifs and two distinct personalities.
Collletttivo was featured in this week’s Typetuesday, Typewolf’s weekly typography digest. Subscribe for type news every Tuesday!
Find our table at Fruit Exhibition 2019 in Palazzo Isolani, Bologna, from 1st to 3rd of February. Be ready to witness a new updated specimen, exclusive clothing pieces and fancy stickers.
Porpora by Davide Montesano is now available for download. Available in a single Regular weight, the geometric sans-serif sticks out from the numerous impersonal Futura-inspired typefaces with its quirky legs and proto-grotesque shapes.
Sneak peak from a piece of Collletttivo hardware at Fruit Exhibition 7: FC Europe scarves are now available for sale. Send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours now!
Ribes (formerly Ribes Black) has been given an updated look with revised letterforms and numbers.
Follow us on Instagram! You can now tag us on your next post featuring Collletttivo typefaces.
Halibut is Matteo Maggi’s first experiment in type designing, a sharp-seriffed contemporary calligraphic typeface inspired by the shape of fishing hooks. The family is released in 3 widths: Condensed, Regular and Extended.
All styles are now displayed inside “Typefaces”, reviewed try-it widget and new windows parallax effect.
A big thank you to Tilly, Timmy, Giordano, Trent, and Lili for including Mattone, Ribes and Mazius Display in their “All fonts look the same” exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand. Check our Instagram for a complete coverage of the event.
Alberto spent some time refining Mazius Display’s glyphset and it now features a wider language support, OpenType contextual alternates and swashes.
University mates Benedetta Bovani, Sara Lavazza, Matteo Maggi and Luca Marsano have been hopelessly corrupted by typography and have now joined Collletttivo for the greater good of Open Source type.
Collletttivo and Black Cloud collective will share a table at Fruit Exhibition 6 in Bologna. Come find us at Palazzo Re Enzo from 2nd to 4th of February. Fresh specimens and publications available while supplies last.
Ribes Black, Ignazio, Mazius Display and Mattone are now out for personal and commercial use. The typefaces are released under SIL Open Font License. Submit your work using our fonts at email@example.com
Collletttivo website is now live on collletttivo.it
Former CFP Bauer Type Design course classmates Alberto Casagrande and Ruggiero Magrì join Collletttivo, bringing the member count up to 5.
With no clear intent and purpose, Davide, Luigi and Nunzio found Collletttivo, a (soon) online digital font publishing platform showcasing their type design experiments.