I is for Italia


Italia was designed by Colin Brignall for Letraset in 1977. Italia is a re-drawing of ATF’s Jenson, which in turn was based on William Morris’s Golden Type and Joseph W Phinney’s Jenson Oldstyle. Italia is a slab serif typeface. Brignall has designed type for Letraset since 1964 and his body of work comprises more than 100 fonts, including Aachen, Edwardian, Type Embellishments, Harlow, Tango, Romic and Dynamo Shadow. In 2000 he was honoured with the TDC Medal from the Type Directors Club.

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