We design professional typefaces for a range of different uses. Our goal is to create stand-out fonts that are expressive and reliable, helping students, designers, agencies and brands fulfill their communication needs.
What we do
Born in 2017 as an open-source type foundry, we have since been promoting the practice – and its partners – through mutual exchange and collaboration. Typefaces in our catalogue have been downloaded over 200 thousand times and used all across the globe.
We are a team of young professionals with different backgrounds and specialisations in the fields of design and typography. Whether you are a student or an agency, we can provide expert advice to help move your project forward.
We are always eager to learn, do research and experiment. We also love to share our discoveries with other like-minded people, borrow skills and inspiration and discuss topics of interest. We often collaborate with universities and local institutions to organize workshops and talks and spur the discussions around typographic culture.
We approach design from a variety of different perspectives. We ourselves still are – or just recently stopped being – students, educators, researchers, employees, freelancers, directors, creative and technical workers. Occasionally, we will attempt to leverage the communicative power of typography to create something of greater importance.
After meeting during undergraduate studies in Communication Design at Milan Politecnico, we completed our education in some of the most renowned design schoold around the world, including ecàl, UMPRUM and Cooper Union.
In the picture, from left to right: Luca Marsano, Sara Lavazza, Luigi Gorlero, Nunzio Mazzaferro, Matteo Maggi, Ben Bovani.
Past and recent collaborators include: Jules Durand, Alberto Casagrande, Ethan Nakache, Ruggero Magrì, Marco Condello, Davide Montesano.
Type Around Workshop
Type Around is a workshop curated by Collletttivo, where participants delved into the practice of lettering, exploring the creation of letters and symbols from photographic materials collected in Puglia. Type Around took place December 17th 2022, in Bari.
Our installation at the 2021 Sustainable Museum: Art and Environment exhibition in Busan’s MoCa museum used eco-friendly font and featured powerful words from the Whole Earth Catalog, highlighting pressing environmental concerns.
Pittogramma is a magazine promoting projects by young Italian type designers. Our poster for their 1st issue featured an Illustration by Magdalena Nalepa and invited readers to “Join the CuLT,” fostering a community of knowledge-sharing and design practice.
La lettera Neutrə
La Lettera Neutra, a typographic workshop by Collletttivo for Sprint Milano, explored inclusive language through the invention of new glyphs and signs showcased in posters and compiled into a printed volume.
Still Hot in October
Still Hot in October was a guide we designed in 2019 to reduce our carbon footprint and adopt more sustainable behaviours. Each page provides a tip that tries to address the topic in the most digestible way possible.
Meglio qui che altrove
Meglio qui che altrove by Collletttivo for Hansel Grotesque is a project exploring the transformative power of rugs, creating a space for togetherness, play, and discovery within our homes. We designed two rugs in 2021, to redefine surfaces, prioritizing the spatial dimension and enhancing our perception of living.