Rialto dF

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Rialto dF is a book face inspired by calligraphic tradition. Named after the famous bridge in Venice, it was conceived as a bridge between calligraphy and typography, roman and italic. It can also be thought of as an imaginary bridge between Italy and Austria, since it is the result of collaboration started in 1995 between the Austrian Lui Karner and Venetian Giovanni de Faccio.
The letterforms of Rialto dF were drawn directly in digital format with a starting point deriving from humanistic letterforms memorized in the hearts, minds and the manual ability of its designers… As tradition demands, uppercase, numerals and punctuation are used in combination with italics – the same solution adopted by Francesco Griffo when he cut his first italic for the Virgil, the first of the octavo series printed and published in Venice by Aldus Manutius in 1501.
Rialto dF comes in two optical weights: Piccolo, for up to 14 pt, and Grande for 16pt and above. Alternate characters and various dingbats are also provided and these are available through OpenType features developed by type designer and technician Karsten Luecke.

Designed by Giovanni de Faccio with Lui Karner

Production years: 1995-2016

Total Glyphs: 1099

Supported Languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Zulu


  • Piccolo Regular
  • Piccolo Regular Italic
  • Piccolo Bold
  • Piccolo Bold Italic
  • Grande Regular
  • Grande Regular Italic

Rialto dF Piccolo Regular

Na peada te la ciapi da un soto

Rialto dF Piccolo Italic

Na peada te la ciapi da un soto

Rialto dF Grande Regular

Na peada te la ciapi da un soto

Rialto dF Grande Italic

Na peada te la ciapi da un soto

Opentype Feature

Small Caps

All Small Caps

Contextual Alternates

Standard Ligatures (1)

Standard Ligatures (2)

Tabular Figures

Lining Figures

Oldstyle Figures

Stylistic Set 01

Stylistic Set 03

Stylistic Set 04

Stylistic Set 19




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