Microgramma

Credits

Designer(s)
Aldo Novarese, Alessandro Butti
Foundry(ies)
Nebiolo
Release Year
1952
Country of Origin
Italy
Classification
Sans Serif, Square Gothic
Original Format
Metal (Machine Composition)
Distributor(s)
MyFonts
Tags
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Microgramma is a sans serif caps-only typeface which was designed by Aldo Novarese and Alessandro Butti for the type foundry Nebiolo in 1952 (ten years later they revised it with Eurostile, which was rounder and had a lowercase). It became popular for use with technical illustrations in the 1960s and was a favourite of graphic designers by the early seventies, its uses ranging from publicity and publication design to packaging, largely because of its availability as a Letraset typeface. Early typesetters (like the AM Varityper) also incorporated it.

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