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The typescape of Valnera

This angular typeface design by Riccardo De Franceschi for CAST Foundry works nicely for both text and display. Design influences range from Alpine landscapes to Oldřich Menhart’s work and to a certain kind of 1970s photocomposition feel. Valnera comes in eight weights with matching italics as well as Valnera Monster – a rather special guest. Furthermore, in the random version of the type family, two ‘almost random’ procedures allow for dynamic patterns in the shaping of text

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No Serif without Sans

Luciano Perondi and Riccardo Olocco have designed Sole Sans, the new sans created to accompany Sole Serif. Interview by Massimo Gonzato

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Macho, a synsemic writing system

Luciano Perondi talks about his modular typeface and its new features: moustaches, brackets and underlinings. Here come Macho Moustache and Macho Modular

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The Observer chooses CAST

Since 21 January 2018 The Observer uses the Sole Serif face, designed by Luciano Perondi for Il Sole 24 Ore and now further developed by CAST for the relaunch of the oldest Sunday paper in the world

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